The Pittsburgh Penguins made another major move toward solidifying their postseason roster, acquiring veteran forward Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames.
In exchange for Iginla, the Penguins gave up college prospects Ben Hanowski, Kenny Agostino and their 2013 first-round draft choice.
Iginla is a seven-time NHL All-Star, the fifth-leading scorer among active players, and has won the Art Ross Trophy, the Lester B. Pearson Award, two “Rocket” Richard Trophies, the King Clancy Memorial Trophy and the Mark Messier Leader-of-the-Year Award. A first-round draft pick of the Dallas Stars, he was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team in 1997. Igilna also owns an Olympics gold medal, acquired with Team Canada in the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.
Twice, Igilna has scored 50 goals in a season. He recorded 98 points in 2007-2008 (50 goals and 48 assists).
At age 35, Igilna waived his no-trade clause to allow the trade to Pittsburgh. This summer, he will be an unrestricted free agent.
Hanowski, 22, was Pittsburgh’s 3rd-round draft pick in 2009. This season, he was team captain for St. Cloud State. Agostino, 20, was the Pens’ fifth pick in 2010, and currently is Yale’s leading scorer.