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Iginla signs with Bruins

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Jarome Iginla participates in team practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 16, 2013. (Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)

Jarome Iginla participates in team practice at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 16, 2013. (Errol McGihon/Ottawa Sun/QMI Agency)

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Veteran winger Jarome Iginla signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Boston Bruins on Friday, going to a team that tried to get him in March.

Iginla's deal has performance bonuses that include $3.7 million for games played and $500,000 for goals scored and playoff success, according to ESPN.

In March, Iginla rejected a trade to the Bruins and wound up with the Pittsburgh Penguins, who eventually lost to Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.

After joining the Penguins, Iginla contributed five goals and six assists in 13 regular-season games and added four goals and eight assists in 15 playoff games.

Before coming to Pittsburgh, the 36-year-old Iginla played 15 seasons with the Calgary Flames and is one of 42 players in NHL history to score at least 500 goals.

Iginla's signing is one of a series of free-agent moves by the Bruins since they lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final. Boston traded Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley, Nathan Horton signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets, and Andrew Ference went to the Edmonton Oilers.

 


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