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  • Calgary Flames' Jarome Iginla, right, celebrates with goalie Miikka Kiprusoff, from Finland, in the third period of an NHL hockey game against the St. Louis Blues in Calgary, Alberta, Sunday, March 24, 2013. The Flames won 3-2. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

Thursday, March 28, 2013 1:37 am

Penguins acquire Jarome Iginla from Flames

The Associated Press

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames.

The Flames announced the deal after their victory over Colorado on Wednesday night, sending their longtime captain to the Eastern Conference-leading Penguins in exchange for college prospects Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski and a first-round pick this year.

The 35-year-old Iginla is in the final year of his contract and will be an unrestricted free agent July 1. He was scratched from Calgary's lineup against Colorado, ending his consecutive games streak at 441.

Iginla has nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games this season. In 1,219 career regular-season games in 16 seasons, all with Calgary, he has 525 goals and 570 assists. He has 28 goals and 21 assists in 54 career playoff games and has played for Canada in three Olympics.

Calgary is 14th in the Western Conference and will likely miss the playoffs for the fourth straight season.

Agostino plays for Yale, and Hanowski at St. Cloud State. Both are forwards.