Dec 19, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) against the Buffalo Sabres at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NHL Free Agency: Colorado Avalanche Sign Forward Jarome Iginla

The Colorado Avalanche continued to wheel and deal if you may Tuesday afternoon on day one of NHL Free Agency. The Avs would come to terms with veteran forward Jarome Iginla to a three-year deal worth $16 million. He will receive $5.5, $5.5, and 5M respectively during his three-year tenure.

Iginla, 37, spent 16-years of his NHL career with the Calgary Flames before spending one year each with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins in search of his first Stanley Cup. Jarome was an Avalanche killer if you will since he spent most of his career in the same division. The forward would collect 78 points (2nd most against any team) against Colorado, including 37 goals and 41 assists.

Iginla has had an illustrious career tot his point, notching 1,095 points during 18-years, collecting 525 goals and 570 assists in 1,219 games played — pretty impressive. Iginla will bring leadership and hunger to a young Avalanche squad which tasted the playoffs last year. Adding players such as Daniel Briere, Brad Stuart, and Iginla will add the important leadership and presence needed to advance deep into the playoffs.

During this past season with the Boston Bruins, Iginla was key part of their success heading into the playoffs. Jarome collected 61 points in 78 games, notching 30 goals and 31 points.

In Joe Sakic and Patrick Roy, we trust.

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