(BOSTON) — After playing his first 15 full seasons in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Jerome Iginla will now play for his third team in two seasons after signing a one-year-deal with the Boston Bruins.
Iginla’s deal is worth $6 million as he joins the team that knocked him out of the playoffs this past season when he was with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Iginla was traded to the Penguins about a few months ago, but had the choice of whether he’d rather be dealt to the Bruins or Penguins. He chose the Penguins, which ended up being the wrong choice as the Bruins went to the Stanley Cup Finals.
“I wasn’t sure if it was going to be an opportunity,” Iginla said. “I wasn’t sure how Peter felt or how the Bruins felt about possibly adding me. I did ask my agent to explore it and I’m thrilled it’s a chance. The city is an amazing sports city.”
At 36-years-old, Iginla is not the same player he once was, but is still a productive player who should help ease the loss of Nathan Horton.
In 16 seasons, Iginla has scored 530 goals and also has 576 assists.
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN