Mar 12, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Boston Bruins forward Jarome Iginla (12) gets ready for a faceoff during the first period against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre. The Boston Bruins defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Rumors: Minnesota Wild to pursue signing Jarome Iginla


The Minnesota Wild are using this offseason to capitalize on their stunning success from the 2013-14 season in which they stormed through 13 games in the postseason to nearly knock off the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Semifinals. But despite the loss, the team is being lauded as one of the big boys now and that’s something that has made hockey in Minnesota exciting once again.

According to Minnesota Wild beat writer Michael Russo from the Star Tribune, Jarome Iginla is on the list of free agents that the Wild will be meeting with to try and convince them to sign with the young team.

The Wild has been in contact with Jarome Iginla’s camp, according to multiple sources. It’s unclear if the interest is mutual, but it’s definitely clear that the Wild is interested in potentially signing the future Hall of Fame winger and, ironically, all-time leader in basically every offensive category against the Wild.

One thing the Wild need on a team as loaded with young skaters as they are is veteran leadership. Zach Parise and Ryan Sutter can only do so much and Mikko Kouivu likely wouldn’t mind having another former captain to help him control and grow the culture in the locker room.

Iginla wants to re-sign with the Bruins and remains focused on that, but Boston has no money to offer him and the chances he has to sign elsewhere in 2014-15 is rather high and Minnesota seems like an interesting destination to say the least.

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