Before the Calgary Flames head into an offseason that could bring changes, acting general manager Jay Feaster made one thing clear - the captain is going nowhere.
On Tuesday, Feaster stressed that Jarome Iginla will definitely return for a 15th straight season with the Flames.
''Jarome isn't going anywhere,'' Feaster said. ''Jarome is the face of the franchise in many ways. Jarome is a guy who at times this season has carried this hockey club.''
Feaster says building the Flames around a core group that includes Iginla is the best way to have success moving forward.
''There's no doubt in my mind that Jarome wants to win a Stanley Cup and he wants to win it here and we want to win a Stanley Cup and win it with Jarome here,'' he said. ''It's a nonstarter.''
Feaster also said that a plan is in the works to re-sign unrestricted free agents Alex Tanguay and Curtis Glencross.