The Tangled Web Weaved By The Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr Trades

I wish I could draw flow charts, but the web between Jarome Iginla and Jaromir Jagr is really quite intricate:


March 30, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) skates on the ice for pre-game introductions before playing the New York Islanders at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jay Feaster traded Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team that drafted Jaromir Jagr.
  • This was after the Flames’ GM had a deal in principle to send Iginla to the Bruins, which Iginla balked at, instead choosing the Penguins
  • The Bruins instead traded for Jagr from the Dallas Stars
  • The Dallas GM who traded Jagr to Boston was Joe Nieuwendyk
  • Joe Nieuwendyk was traded from the Calgary Flames to the Dallas Stars for a prospect named – Jarome Iginla
  • Jarome Iginla was drafted in 1995 by the Dallas Stars by GM Bob Gainey who then traded Iginla for Nieuwendyk
  • Gainey succeeded Bobby Clarke as the GM of the then Minnesota North Stars.
  • Bobby Clarke was the senior Vice President of the Philadelphia Flyers when he facilitated Jagr’s return from the KHL to play with the Flyers last season.

OK, I admit the last couple were kind of a stretch, but hey, it completes the web!

Topics: Bob Gainey, Bobby Clarke, Jarome Iginla, Jaromir Jagr, Jay Feaster, Trade Talk

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