The LA Kings have acquired forward Jarome Iginla from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for a conditional draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
Iginla, 39 (born July 1, 1977), has played in 61 games with the Avalanche this year, recording 18 points (8-10=18) and 54 penalty minutes.
The 6-1, 210-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta has played for the Avalanche, Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins during his 20-year NHL career. In 1,535 regular-season games he has posted 1,291 points (619-672=1,291), a plus-39 rating and 1,024 penalty minutes.
Drafted in the first-round (11th overall) by the Dallas Stars during the 1995 NHL Entry Draft, he has appeared in 81 playoff games, posting 68 points (37-31=68), a plus-7 rating and 98 penalty minutes.
Under then Calgary Flames Head Coach Darryl Sutter, Iginla helped captain the Flames to the Stanley Cup Finals during the 2004 playoffs, before falling to the Tampa Bay Lightning in seven games.
Iginla held the captaincy for nine seasons in Calgary from 2003-04 until he was trade to Pittsburgh during the 2012-13 season.