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April 1, 2014 | 11:44am ET
Signing Iginla a priority for Boston
TheFourthPeriod.com

After a brief stint with the Pittsburgh Penguins last season, veteran and then-free-agent Jarome Iginla agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Bruins.

The $6 million deal has since proven to be a win for both parties.

The 36-year-old winger has flourished with the Bruins, leading the team in goals with 30, and sitting at second in points with 61.

According to the Boston Herald, Iginla’s performance has led to talks with GM Peter Chiarelli regarding a new contract. Chiarelli said he would be willing to sign Iginla now; however will have to wait until July 1 to make things official.

“He’s been terrific for us,” Chiarelli said before the teams shootout win against the Flyers. “He’s a veteran guy, he plays our brand of hockey and he fits in seamlessly with that first line. He’s been everything we thought he’d be -- everything and more. I know Looch (Milan Lucic) and Krech (David Krejci) look up to him. There’s a good synergy on that line.”

The feelings for the club are also mutual on Iginla's end.

"The whole year we've been pretty much near the top of the conference, so that's been enjoyable too," Iginla told NHL.com. “I haven't been in that situation over my career where over the course of the year to be up there like that."

The Bruins currently have $62.57 million committed to next season, meaning money will be tight .

Boston is 52-17-6 on the season, thus far.


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