The Colorado Avalanche send Jarome Iginla to the LA Kings for one last shot at a Stanley Cup Championship before his hall of fame career is over.

To Avalanche
Conditional 4th round pick in 2018

To Kings
Jarome Iginla

Iginla played in 225 games with the Avalanche. He has played in the NHL now for 20 years. Iginla had a no movement clause in his contract that he signed with the Avalanche so he had to approve of a move to the Kings before the trade could be completed. Iginla scored 124 points for the Avalanche in those 225 games. The Kings coach Daryl Sutter is one of Iginlas former coaches and who knows him well.

When Iginla signed with the Avalanche he thought that he was going to come and be that veteran leadership that a young up and coming team needed to become a serious play off threat. Unfortunately what happened after the first seasons round one playoff exit was two more seasons of disappointment and steady decline with the Avalanche. I personally as a fan of the team want to wish Iginla the best in his quest for his cup with the Kings. I would love to see nothing more then to see him go out on top and finally get his name on that elusive cup.

The Colorado Avalanche also made two AHL transactions today

To Avalanche
Brendan Randford

To Arizona
Joe Whitney

Brendan Ranford is a 24 year old left wing. He is 5′ 10″ and 190 pounds. Here is a scouting report on him from The Hockey News Player Forecaster

Assets: Has proven he can put up good point totals at lower levels. Excels at playmaking and can be a solid asset with the man advantage. Works hard at improving his overall game.
Flaws: Lacks ideal size for a winger in the National Hockey League, so he needs to get physically stronger in order to maximize output. Is a little lacking in his defensive game.
Career Potential: Depth scoring winger with a little upside.

In the second AHL trade made today

To Avalanche
Joe Cannata

To Capitals
Cody Corbett

Joe Cannata is a 6’1″ 200 pound goalie who is 27 years old. This move looks like another depth move for the San Antonio Rampage as well

Here is his scouting report from The Hockey Writers Player Forecaster

Assets: Is a good-sized netminder (6-1, 200 pounds) who enjoyed a stellar career in the NCAA. Can be a strong backup goaltender who can excel in a tandem system.
Flaws: The jury is still out on his ability to carry the mail for 60-plus games in the professional ranks. Doesn’t have high-end puck-stopping ability or athleticism.
Career Potential: Depth goaltender.

The AHL moves look to be nothing more than depth moves for the San Antonio Rampage. You never know what can happen. Maybe with some luck these guys might be able to surprise us but for the immediate future it looks like both players will head to the Rampage.

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