NHL free agency 2013: Jarome Iginla agrees to terms with Boston Bruins

USA TODAY Sports

Jarome Iginla hopes joining the Boston Bruins will aid in his desire for a Stanley Cup championship.

Six months later, we've got it right this time. Unrestricted free agent forward Jarome Iginla has agreed to terms on a contract with the Boston Bruins, according to Bob McKenzie of TSN on Friday. Iginla is signed to a one-year, $6 million contract.

Having played out the final year of a five-year, $35 million contract that carried an annual average value of $7 million against the salary cap with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, Iginla's pending unrestricted free agency was a topic of discussion over recent years.

Spending the entirety of his career with the Calgary Flames organization, many speculated that Iginla would be moved in order to replenish the struggling franchise. That ultimately proved to be the case. Choosing to join the Penguins at the trade deadline instead of the Bruins, Iginla believed playing in Pittsburgh would be his best chance at winning a Stanley Cup.

In a painful twist, it was the Bruins who eliminated the Penguins in the Eastern Conference Final by way of a dominating sweep. Now, Iginla will hope to capture that elusive championship with Boston. Since he couldn't beat them, he has joined them.

In 1,232 career regular season games, Iginla has registered 1,106 points (530 goals and 576 assists).

More in the NHL:

Full Free Agency coverage

Full 2013 Draft coverage

Photos: Chicago’s Stanley Cup parade

The best of our hockey network

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.