He's an Olympic champion and a star player for the Calgary Flames, but there's much more to Jarome Iginla's story than just being the first black captain of an NHL team. He's also renowned for his social commitment and generosity off the ice. Jarome (nicknamed Iggy) grew up in a single-parent household. It was only thanks to the support of his grandparents that he was able to play hockey. His hard work paid off, and in 1996, at the age of eighteen, Iggy was drafted into the NHL. He went on to become a multiple-award-winning hockey player and two-time Olympic champion. But he never forgot his struggles in his rise to hockey stardom. Today, Iginla plays an important role for many young hockey lovers by working to ensure that the sport is open to committed players of all backgrounds.