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Flames trade Iginla to Pittsburgh for 1st-rounder, 2 prospects

George here for Paul...Wow, talk about a late-night blockbuster. Is Jarome Iginla going to Boston? Nope...

Here's the Flames' release:

FLAMES TRADE TEAM CAPTAIN JAROME IGINLA

FLAMES ACQUIRE KENNETH AGOSTINO, BEN HANOWSKI AND PITTSBURGH’S 2013 FIRST ROUND PICK

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Calgary, AB – The Calgary Flames Hockey Club have traded team captain Jarome Iginla in exchange for forwards Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski and the Pittsburgh Penguins 2013 first round pick.

Jarome Iginla has served as the Flames captain since 2003 and played for the Flames for 16 seasons. He is the Flames all-time leader in goals (525), points (1095) and games played (1219). Iginla has led the Flames in scoring for 11 consecutive seasons which is the longest consecutive streak for any player in NHL history. He led the team to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2004 and the three time First-team All-star has won the Mark Messier Leadership Award (2009), the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (2002 & 2004), the Lester B. Pearson Award (2002), the Art Ross Trophy (2002) and the King Clancy Award (2004).

Agostino, a native of Flanders, New Jersey, is in his junior year at Yale University (ECAC) who are the No.4 seed at the 2013 NCAA West Regional taking place March 29th. He led the Bulldogs in scoring with 15 goals and 22 assists for 37 points in 33 games this season and was honorable mention for the All-Ivy team. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the fifth round (140th overall) in the 2010 NHL Draft.

KENNETH AGOSTINO – FORWARD

BORN:            Flanders, NJ               DATE:            April 30, 1992

HEIGHT:        6’1’’                              WEIGHT:        200 lbs.

SHOOTS:       Left

HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Pittsburgh along with Ben Hanowski and Pittsburgh’s first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft in exchange for Jarome Iginla on March 27, 2013.

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Hanowski, a native of Little Falls, Minnesota, just finished his senior season at St. Cloud State (WCHA). The Huskies team captain was second in goals with 16 along with 13 assists for 29 points in 34 games this season. Hanowski was an All-WCHA Academic award winner and a WCHA Scholar-Athlete. He was originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.

BEN HANOWSKI – RIGHT WING

BORN:            Little Falls, MN            DATE:            October 18, 1990

HEIGHT:        6’2’’                              WEIGHT:        210 lbs.

SHOOTS:       Left

HOW ACQUIRED: Trade with Pittsburgh along with Kenneth Agostino and Pittsburgh’s first round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft in exchange for Jarome Iginla on March 27, 2013.

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Riviera's avatar

So, in essence, a first, third, and fifth round pick for Iginla. That’s not a terrible price to pay if you think he’ll help you win a cup this year.

Posted by Riviera from Phoenix on 03/28/13 at 01:58 AM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

I am just totally surprised. I did not see him going to the Pens after the Morrow deal and after the Bruins were so vocal about trying to get him (and more so trying to keep the pens from getting him).

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 03/28/13 at 02:12 AM ET

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Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 03/28/13 at 02:14 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Sort of knew this was going to happen because the Bruins weren’t offering enough for Iginla.

Fuch the Cawks.  The team to beat is the Pens.

Posted by SYF from Zata's Epic Viking Beard on 03/28/13 at 02:44 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

BOOOM !!! D’Agostino, Hanowski & a 1st ??

Posted by Evilpens on 03/28/13 at 06:36 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

D’Agostino is in the Pens 2nd tier of D Man prospects & Hanowski is supposedly real Slow

Posted by Evilpens on 03/28/13 at 06:39 AM ET

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Agostino My Bad need Coffee !

Posted by Evilpens on 03/28/13 at 06:51 AM ET

Tony's avatar

Good morning everybody !!!

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 03/28/13 at 07:32 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Tony I think you can say safely that The Pens are ‘All In” huh??

HOLY SCHIKES!! Dupuis will be the 3rd Line Winger WOW!!

Posted by Evilpens on 03/28/13 at 07:44 AM ET

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Unbelievable…had to do a quadruple take this am to make sure this was real….

Gotta get to at least the finals this year.  Shero not messing around, I love it.

Posted by pens fan in baltimore on 03/28/13 at 07:52 AM ET

Tony's avatar

EP, and I still don’t think Shero’s done….

Probably some help for the 4th line, and wouldn’t be surprised if Glass is gone soon….

Posted by Tony from Virginia Beach, VA on 03/28/13 at 07:55 AM ET

Zqto's avatar

Important aspect of the trade: Does the Pens have the space to KEEP Ingila for next year’s lower cap, or was the trade really just a rent?

Posted by Zqto on 03/28/13 at 08:04 AM ET

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Posted by Zqto on 03/28/13 at 08:04 AM ET

They may be able to if he accepts something in the 4-5 mil range. They have ~10 mil in space for next year, but Malkin and Letang will be in their last year of their contracts next season and will be extended this summer most likely. It’s possible but would take some juggling.

Posted by Russian Rocket on 03/28/13 at 08:08 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Glass Gone !! OH HOW I LOVE THE SOUND OF THOSE WORDS!!!

From your Lips to God’s ears Tony!

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) well I think Orpik is gone in off season that is 3.5 Million, Tyler Kennedy won’t be back

They Have Simon Despres who I think is going to be a stud on Defense ready & capable to take Orpik’s place, Dumoulin is NHL ready too

Don’t know if Morrow is back or not. But I think Iginla will be back if he wants to be here

Posted by Evilpens on 03/28/13 at 08:28 AM ET

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Shero got Iginla for a good price.  A 5th round, 3rd round, & 1st round pick.
He obviously has a team that could win the cup this year, and he is going for it.  Good for him.
From a Red Wings’ perspective, they do NOT have a Stanley Cup contender this year, and Ken Holland should save his powder.

Posted by w2j2 on 03/28/13 at 09:03 AM ET

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From a Red Wings’ perspective, they do NOT have a Stanley Cup contender this year, and Ken Holland should save his powder.

Damn right.  You should only try to improve your team if you are a contender.  And how do you become a contender?  Well, certainly not by trying to improve your team incrementally.  That’s the fool’s way!

Posted by Garth on 03/28/13 at 09:34 AM ET

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