Imagine if you were told last summer that at the end of the 2013-2014 season, Jarome Iginla would have the fewest goals-scored he's had in a full regular season in nearly 15 years.
"What a bum!"
"GREAT JOB, PETER CHIARELLI!"
As it turns out, Iginla did have his worst goal-scoring regular season in a decade and a half. However, his "worst" was 30 goals. Not bad for a 36 year old.
The last time Iginla had fewer tallies than the 30 he had this season was back in 1999-2000, when he scored 29. Over the course of his career, Iginla has averaged 34 goals per full season. I guess the point is Iginla's "worst" is still pretty damn good.
And that's what he was for the Bruins this season: pretty damn good. While he didn't quite score as many goals as there are letters in his full legal name, he did what the Bruins brought him in here to do: ride alongside Milan Lucic and David Krejci on the top line and put pucks in the net, especially on the power play.
In the regular season, Iginla:
- Finished tied with Patrice Bergeron for the team lead in goals with 30
- Was fifth in power play goals with five and in power play points with 14
- Finished seventh in the league with eight game-winning goals