Report: Jarome Iginla signs three-year deal with Avalanche

Tuesday July 1st, 2014

The Colorado Avalanche signed veteran forward Jarome Iginla on Tuesday, reports TSN's Bob McKenzie.

According to the report, Iginla, 37, will receive a three-year deal, which will pay him $5.5 million in each of the next two seasons and $5 million in the last season of the contract.

Iginla spent last season with Boston Bruins, scoring a team-leading 30 goals and assisting on 31 others in 78 regular-season games. He also added five goals during the team's playoff run.

Iginla spent his first 16 seasons with the Calgary Flames, scoring 525 goals.

Despite recording 560 goals and 607 assists in his career, Iginla has never played on a Stanley Cup winning team. The Avalanche surprised many people last season under first-year coach Patrick Roy by going 52-22-7 and winning the Central Division.

MORE NHL NEWS: 2014 NHL Free Agent Tracker

~Scooby Axson

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide — from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Grant Wahl, Andy Staples and more — delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.