KUSA-- The Colorado Avalanche announced Wednesday they have traded 39-year-old veteran forward Jarome Iginla to the Los Angeles Kings.
In exchange, LA will be sending the Avs a conditional fourth-round draft pick for the 2018 NHL draft.
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.
His longevity is another thing that contributes to the forward's legacy, as he is 14th all-time in games played with 1,535.
This season with the Avalanche, Iginla has 18 points--including eight goals.
In about two and a half seasons in Colorado, he had 59 goals and 65 assists.
The trade could be a nice change of scenery for Iginla, who will be leaving the NHL's worst team to join a club fighting for the playoffs in the Western Conference.
The Avs weren't done for the day though, as they also made a few other deals before the trade deadline.
Colorado dealt forward Andreas Martinsen to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for Svan Andrighetto.
The team also sent away Defenseman Cody Corbett to the Washington Capitals for Goalie Joe Cannata, and traded Forward Joe Whitney to the Arizona Coyotes in return for Forward Brendan Ranford.
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