Jarome Iginla to COL, as I reported on TSN.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014
According to Bob McKenzie, Jarome Iginla has signed with the Colorado Avalanche for three years worth $16M. Iginla will make $5.5M in both his first and second year, as well as $5M in the last year of his contract.
Iginla’s decision to sign with the Colorado Avalanche is a surprise to many, as it was believed earlier in the off-season that Iginla was going to re-sign with the Boston Bruins.
The Bruins, however, are in a brutal cap situation, which made it nearly impossible to re-sign Iginla.
The Avalanche have made improvements this off-season that will prove to be beneficial next season. After missing the playoffs for three straight years, the Avalanche managed to make it to the Western Conference Semi-finals, where they got knocked out in seven games to the Minnesota Wild.
Daniel Briere, who was acquired by the Avalanche in a trade that sent Pierre-Alexandre Parenteau to Montreal, will help the Avalanche come playoff time. Briere put up decent numbers for Montreal last year in the playoffs, and also proved to be very effective.
Jarome Iginla will also be a huge addition to the Avalanche next season.
Iginla charted 30 g0als and 30 assists for a total of 61 points last season for the Boston Bruins. Iginla lead the team in goals, and has proved to still be a legitimate offensive threat at 37 years old.
Expect the Colorado Avalanche to be one of the best teams in the Western Conference, as well as potential Stanley Cup contenders next season and in seasons to come.