On Thursday night, Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla will hit the ice at TD Garden in Boston with an opportunity to join the NHL's prestigious 500-goal club.

It would be a fitting location for the milestone marker, considering it was in the same rink that Iginla first served notice he'd become a star.

"My recollection is he was like a man among boys," said former Flames GM Al Coates of the 1996 World Junior Hockey Championship in Boston. "You could see the size and strength and the ability to fend not just one defender, but sometimes two.

"He was clearly a dominant player in the games."