Lockout could threaten Iginla's future in Calgary TheFourthPeriod.com
If an entire season is lost to the lockout, it could spell the end of captain Jarome Iginla's tenure with the Calgary Flames.
The Calgary Sun notes that Flames veteran forward Jarome Iginla is eligible for unrestricted free agency next summer, meaning he might have played his final game in Calgary if the lockout annuls the entire season, and he and GM Jay Feaster fail to reach an agreement on a new contract extension.
Iginla, 35, has been involved in several trade rumors in the past seasons, but Flames' management maintain that the team wants to keep their captain, while he is more than happy staying in Calgary.
However, if Iginla hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent next summer, he could become as coveted as Phoenix Coyotes captain Shane Doan was this off-season, and could be in line for a significant raise with another club.
Iginla could, however, pull another page out of Doan's book and remain loyal to the team he has captained for the past nine seasons.
In 82 games with the Flames last season, Iginla collected 32 goals and 35 assists for 67 points.