jerome was born in edmonton, Alberta. july first, nineteen seventy-seven.
Iginla grew up with his mother and grandparents after his parents divorced when he was a year old, he is married to Kara Kirkland.
In addition to hockey, Iginla played baseball as a young man and was the catcher on the Canadian national junior team.
Iginla grew up admiring other black hockey players, including Edmonton Oilers goaltender Grant Fuhr. he is know for playing on the oilers.
In his first NHL game, Iginla assisted on a Theoren Fleury goal to record his first point; he scored his first goal in his second game