Jarome Iginla’s Bruins career will not officially kick off until the team opens training camp Sept. 11.
But Iginla eager to get acclimated to his new hockey home pulled on the spoked B for first time yesterday taking part in an informal workout with a few of his new teammates at Ristuccia Arena.
“I’m very excited to get here” Iginla said. “The summer was shorter this year but it felt good to be short. I want to get back at it. You also want to play long in the spring right? My family and I came my kids start school tomorrow so we wanted to get here early and get as many kinks out as far as learning the driving route to practice or learning about Boston downtown but also having some fun and relaxing a bit.”
It wasn’t so long ago of course that Iginla picked Pittsburgh instead of Boston choosing the Penguins as the team best suited to help him land his first Stanley Cup. The B’s had to settle for Jaromir Jagr who made some key contributions to their run to the finals. But still Igi...