The Boston Bruins have agreed to a one year, $6 million deal with performance incentives with veteran forward Jarome Iginla, according to multiple reports that surfaced Friday night. During the season, Iginla waived his no-trade clause to complete a deal from the Calgary Flames to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Iginla chose Pittsburgh over the Bruins during the season, but Pittsburgh was sent packing in the Eastern Conference Finals thanks to a Boston sweep.
Now, Iginla is going to the other side.
Iginla scored 14 goals in 44 games last season, to bring his career total to 530 goals and 1,1106 points.
Earlier in the day, the Penguins lost Matt Cooke to the Minnesota Wild, so the depth along the Penguins front line has taken a big hit early on in free agency.
It is a quality signing for the Bruins, who are looking to reload their roster with talent as they prepare for next season and a potential return to the Eastern Conference Finals.