Jarome Iginla's No. 12 to be retired by Calgary Flames later this season

To nobody’s surprise, Jarome Iginla’s No. 12 will soon hang in the rafters in Calgary.

On Thursday, the Flames officially announced plans to retire Iginla’s jersey number later this year. The team will hold a ceremony prior to their March 2 game against the Minnesota Wild.

“It’s humbling, a huge honour, a thrill and to be honest, a little bit surreal,” said Iginla in a press release. “I am extremely grateful to the Flames ownership and organization for bestowing this tribute on me and my family.

“I’m looking forward to it but I don’t know what to expect or how I’ll handle my emotions. I’m obviously very excited but I think now that my kids are really into hockey and the NHL that it’s going to be so neat to share it with my family. To have them there,