New Baby Helps Keep Jarome Iginla's Mind Off Hockey

09/15/2008 at 04:00 PM ET
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NHL All-Star Jarome Iginla and wife Kara welcomed their third child last month, a son the couple have named Joe. Jarome — who is called Joe by close friends and family — says that looking forward to the birth helped speed-up the hockey off-season, telling The Star Phoenix "summer was just flying, passing by till we got there." Fatherhood has been beneficial for Jarome on the ice, as well. "As a player, you hear that it can help take your mind away from it," the 31-year-old captain of the Calgary Flames says. "I’m one of those players who can definitely see those benefits, and was sometimes thinking about hockey too much."

"[Being a dad] helps balance things out and take a break away from the rink, away from the game, which mentally, a lot of times, is good."

The new baby joins big sister Jade, 3 ½, and big brother Tij, 2.

Source: The Star Phoenix

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phoebe on

I’ve never heard of this family, but the children have cute names.

DLR on

Wow, three kids in 3 years. Bam, bam, bam. 🙂

jordyn on

iggy!!! love him!! his family is absolutely gorgeous, and he is quite the celebrity up here in Calgary.
Phoebe, Jarome plays for the NHL team, the Calgary Flames.
Go Flames!!

Sharona on

Not a flames fan…(Go Vancouver!)but oh boy is Jerome one HANDSOME man…didn’t realize he has 3 kids already! But I’m sure they are beautiful!

K on

Jarome is a class act, we love him here in Calgary. Congratualtions on the newest edition go out to the Iginla’s.


martina on

I had no idea Iggy had 3 kids! I would love to see a family portrait.

Devon on

Love Iggy!!!! Even though I’m not a Flames fan (Vancouver all the way!), I just love Jerome. He’s a very classy guy and from everything I’ve heard, he’s an all around great guy.

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