Penguins Land Iginla

Penguins Land Iginla

Pittsburgh makes third major trade in five days, bolstering team before playoffs

PITTSBURGH - For the third time in the past five days, the Pittsburgh Penguins have pulled off a big trade aimed at bolstering their lineup for a deep run into the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Early this morning, Pens' General Manager Ray Shero announced the team will get Calgary captain Jerome Iginla in exchange for two college prospects and the team's first-round draft pick this year.

Iginla, 35, had spent his entire 16-year NHL career with the Flames.

In 1,219 regular-season games, the winger has 525 goals and 570 assists. In 54 career playoff games, he has 28 goals and 21 assists.

He also played for Team Canada alongside Penguins captain Sidney Crosby in the 2010 Vancouver Games, and assisted on Crosby's gold-medal winning goal.

But, Iginla has never won a Stanley Cup.

His chances just got a lot better, as he joins a Penguins team that's leading the Eastern Conference and is riding a 13-game winning streak.

On Sunday, the Pens traded for Dallas Stars captain Breden Morrow, a left winger, and on Monday they traded for San Jose defensemen Douglas Murray.

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