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Ex-Bruins Player, Hall of Famer Iginla Hilariously Pops Up On News

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Is it embarrassing that a local news station did a weather report with a former Boston Bruins player and Hall of Fame legend without knowing it?

Well, that’s exactly what happened on Saturday with Fox25 News unwittingly interviewing Jarome Iginla about the rough driving conditions during the wet, heavy snowball around the Boston area. The former Bruins, Penguins, Avalanche, Kings and Flames power forward has been living in the Boston area following his retirement while his children play hockey locally, and hilariously popped up on the newscast talking about the weather of all things.

“Pretty tough, we’re from Canada so it’s not too crazy,” said Iginla to the unsuspecting Fox25 reporter while stopped at a rest stop in Lexington. “I mean, we’ve got some weather tires. Used to this growing up, so it’s not great. I’ll tell you, you get some tough stretches [in New England], but if you don’t go too fast it’s doable.”

The Iginla interview on Fox25 is almost as funny as the time that Roberto Luongo somehow ended up on the Weather Channel as a Vancouver “man in the street.”

The 43-year-old Iginla posted a 30-goal season for the Boston Bruins in 2013-14 and finished his Hall of Fame career with 625 goals, 1,300 points and a rugged reputation as one of the fiercest competitors of his generation. Iginla was also well-known for his reputation as a complete gentleman off the ice, the kind of guy that would take some time in the driving rain and snow to talk about nasty weather conditions with a local TV reporter.

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Iginla has spent time living in Boston while watching his kids play hockey and coaching the Junior Eagles hockey program, so it’s not unusual at all to see the NHL legend at a random rink around the Boston area over the last few years. He’s kept a pretty low profile, however, so it was pretty funny to see him suddenly pop up on the news talking snowy driving conditions.

Joe Haggerty has covered the Boston Bruins and the NHL for 18 years with NBC Sports Boston, WEEI.com, the Boston Metro and the Woburn Daily Times, and currently serves as lead Bruins reporter and columnist for Boston Hockey Now. Haggs always strives to capture the spirt of the thing any way that he can.

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