It’s not quite “_____ was spotted at Logan Airport,” but here’s a fun one for anyone who digs speculation: Jarome Iginla apparently just bought a house in Boston.
Iginla, now 39, played the 2013-14 season with the Bruins on a one-year, $1.8 million contract with easily attained bonuses that essentially prevented the team from being able to re-sign him the following offseason. After scoring 30 goals for Boston, Iginla signed with the Avalanche before being traded to the Kings halfway through the final year of his three-year pact. He totaled 14 goals over 80 games between Colorado and Los Angeles in the regular season.
Now, the Boston Business Journal is reporting that the future Hall of Fame forward has purchased a house for $4.5 million in Chestnut Hill, citing a Norfolk County deed.
Iginla said after the regular season that he is unsure of his NHL future, but that he'd prefer to keep playing.
“I would say I’m leaning toward believing I’ll come back,” he said following the last game of the season, per the LA Daily News. “It’s fun, but at the same time I’ve got to go and talk with the family and see. I don’t really know for sure. Being here the last month has been a lot of fun.
“I definitely would like to play more than calling it a day. But saying that, there’s a lot of things that go into it. I don’t know for sure. I’m hoping. I’m hoping to play again. It doesn’t feel like I want that to be the last one.”
To take the purchase as a sign Iginla is set to return to the B’s would be a stretch. Plus, dude hasn’t even been spotted at the airport.