Mike Iggulden will never forget his brief time in the National Hockey League.
The 41-year-old St. Catharines native played 11 games for the New York Islanders in 2008/2009, collecting a pair of assists in his Islanders debut and later scoring his one and only NHL goal.
“Playing road hockey and dreaming of being in the NHL and then to experience that, it was a life dream come true,” Iggulden said Wednesday at Meridian Centre, where he was one of five inducted into the St. Catharines Sports Hall of Fame. “I got to play 13 games and each game I remember vividly. It was awesome.”
He was quick to answer when asked about his lone NHL goal.
“In Montreal, against Carey Price,” he smiled.
But Iggulden’s NHL career is only a small portion of his impressive hockey resume.
The Ridley College graduate, who also played a handful of games for the Thorold Blackhawks, played four seasons at Cornell where he was assistant captain and led the NCAA in short-handed goals in his final season.