Iginla: 'Thrilled' about 'another opportunity'

Iginla: 'Thrilled' about 'another opportunity'
July 6, 2013, 9:30 pm
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One would think Jarome Iginla would take a mulligan if it came his way. Turning down the Bruins at the 2013 trade deadline for the opportunity to skate alongside Evgeni Malkin and James Neal in Pittsburgh only to be made a fool when the B’s swept the Penguins in the Eastern Conference finals.

Well now the two-time Richard Trophy winner and one-time Art Ross Trophy winner gets a mulligan, signing with the very team he ditched at the altar back in April.

The 36-year old, who has spent all but 13 of his 1,232 career games with the Calgary Flames, said the Bruins have long been on the shortlist of teams he would accept the opportunity to play for.

Needing right wing help with the departure of top three right wingers Nathan Horton, Tyler Seguin, and Rich Peverley, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was ecstatic to add 530 career goals to the B’s lineup, and Iginla was even more ecstatic to accept.

“I didn’t know the opportunity would still be there,” said Iginla on his chances of playing for the Bruins. “But I’m thrilled they gave me another opportunity.

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