July 5, 2013

Iginla signs one-year deal with Bruins

By Jesse Connolly

Jarome Iginla (12) will now pursue his first Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins. (Getty Images)

Stop me if you've heard this before: Jarome Iginla is about to become a Boston Bruin.

The star winger that spurned the Bruins on the cusp of the 2013 trade deadline has reportedly inked a one-year deal with the Black and Gold. Per the reports, Iginla will make a base salary of $1.8 million, but the deal could go as high as $6.0 million with performance bonuses.

Iginla was on his way to Boston back in late March via trade, with Matt Bartkowski and prospect Alex Khokhlachev heading the other way. But Calgary GM Jay Feaster evaded Peter Chiarelli, orchestrated a deal with the Penguins at Iginla's request and sent his long-tenured captain to Pittsburgh, leaving the B's with egg on their face in the process.

Many assumed it hadn't been long enough for the presumed hard feelings to have been quelled, but here we are, with Iginla essentially being ruled out as a potential target leading up to the free-agent frenzy to becoming the B's big splash.

Iginla chipped in plenty down the stretch with 5-6-11 totals in 13 games for the Pens, but really found his stride when the playoffs arrived, racking up 12 points in th first two rounds against the Isles and Sens before being held pointless in the conference finals against Boston.

Looks like he won't have to worry about that happening again in 2014.

Minor moves

Per the B's press release: In addition, the Bruins signed goaltender Chad Johnson to a one-year, one-way contract, forward Bobby Robins to a two-year, two-way contract, forward Nick Johnson to a one-year, two-way deal and defenseman Mike Moore to a two-way, one-year contract.  

Chad Johnson’s salary is worth an annual cap figure of $600,000.  Robins salary is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $100,000 at the AHL level while Nick Johnson’s contract is worth $600,000 at the NHL level and $200,000 at the AHL level. Moore’s contract is worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $150,000 at the AHL level.

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