The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Jarome Iginla in exchange for a conditional fourth round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft.
If conditions aren't met in Iginla trade…playoff related or he doesn't resign, the 4th round pick disappears.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) March 1, 2017
If the conditions are met, the pick will be Los Angeles’, not the conditional fourth round selection acquired earlier in the day from Montreal.
According to Bob McKenzie, Colorado will retain the 50% of Iginla’s salary, the maximum permitted under the CBA.
The 39-year-old Edmonton native has eight goals and 18 points with the Colorado Avalanche this season. In 1,535 career NHL games, Iginla has 619 goals, 1,291 points, a plus-39 rating and 1,024 penalty minutes.
“He plays hard,” captain Anze Kopitar said. “I mean, I think one of the biggest keys is, too, he’s played for Darryl, too. So he knows what Darryl’s all about and vice versa. But he’s got a good shot. Every time we play him you’ve got to respect his shot. His one-timer on the power play is something that for sure we’re going to try to utilize as much as we can and just go from there.”
Iginla and Dean Lombardi are scheduled to speak with the media via conference call shortly. I’ll post their sentiments, as well as additional reaction from Kopitar and Jonathan Quick, later this afternoon.
WATCH: Jarome Iginla on being traded to the Kings.
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