(PITTSBURGH) — Jarome Iginla is heading to Pittsburgh.
The Calgary Flames traded Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night during their 4-3 victory over Colorado.
Flames general manager Jay Feaster said the team had three other offers for the 35-year-old.
“We as an organization owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Jarome,” Feaster said, “not only for what he did for the franchise during his tenure as a player here and as our captain, but also for the fact that now as we recognize that despite our best efforts, and despite the work we’ve put in, we’ve fallen short of the goals we set for ourselves as an organization.”
Calgary will get college prospects Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski and a first-round pick in this year’s draft in return.
Iginla had played all 16 seasons with Calgary and had played in 441 straight games before being scratched on Wednesday. He has 525 goals and 570 assists.
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