Avalanche trade Jarome Iginla to the Kings

The 39-year-old, who has a long history with Kings coach Darryl Sutter, is still in search of his first Stanley Cup.

The Colorado Avalanche are closing on a trade to send Jarome Iginla to the Los Angeles Kings, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun reports.

Through 61 games this season, Iginla has eight goals and 18 points.

But what a career it's been.

While nearing the end of his career, Iginla is widely recognized as one of the game's greats, as he ranks 16th on the NHL's all-time goal-scoring list. Combine that resume with his hard-nosed style of play and you can see why NEW TEAM acquired him.

The 21-year veteran signed a three-year, $16 million with Colorado on July 1, 2014 after spending a single season with the Boston Bruins in 2013-14.

He had to waive his no-trade clause to join the Kings.

Iginla, who has 1,535 career National Hockey League games under his belt, was dealt near the deadline in 2013, when he was sent from the Calgary Flames to the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Iginla joins Bishop as the second unrestricted free agent-to-be that's joined the club in the past four days, Lombardi is stockpiling the team in an effort to make what he hopes will be a deep run in this year's playoffs.

The Kings are just one point behind the St. Louis Blues for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference playoff race with 19 games remaining in the regular season. During that stay, Iginla had 207 points in 238 games played.

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