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On Thursday night, Peter Chiarelli received an unexpected call. Don Meehan, Jarome Iginla’s agent, was on the line. Meehan delivered some surprising news. His client wanted to play for the Bruins.
“I raised my eyebrows,” recalled the Bruins general manager, “and I said, ‘Really?’ I was excited.”
On March 27, Iginla had said no to the Bruins, and instead was traded to Pittsburgh.
Less than four months later, Iginla had a different idea. The Bruins were happy to accommodate his change of mind.
On Friday night, Iginla signed a one-year deal that could total $6 million. Iginla’s base salary will be $1.8 million, and he could earn $4.2 million in performance bonuses, most of them attainable.