Iginla in the Hall of Fame: do not saw myself as a black hockey player

As only the third colored NHL players will be included Jarome Iginla in the hall of fame of ice hockey. The 42-Year-old Iginla, a two-time Olympic champion with

Iginla in the Hall of Fame: do not saw myself as a black hockey player

As only the third colored NHL players will be included Jarome Iginla in the hall of fame of ice hockey. The 42-Year-old Iginla, a two-time Olympic champion with Canada, denied 1554 games from 1996 to 2017 in the strongest League in the world, most of them for the Calgary Flames.

"When I was growing up, I used to play hockey just loved. I saw myself as a black hockey player, however, I have been aware of the fact that I am one,“ said the in the hockey metropolis of Edmonton-born attacker.

Before Iginla had already Drove a 2003 Grant to 2018, Willie O'Ree in the Toronto beheimate Hall of Fame has been recorded. Shone Fuhr as a Goalie in the legendary team of the Edmonton Oilers for Wayne Gretzky. O'ree, in 1958, the first black NHL player, was honored for his merits around minorities to his career. As the only black woman's Hockey pioneer Angela James has made it into the hall of fame.

"My mother reminded me today of a photo that I had taken with Grant Fuhr when I was 10. It is pretty great that Grant was inducted into the Hall of Fame - and I now, too," said Iginla: "If other minorities, other black Kids see that anything is possible, this may be something Special."

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 06:20

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