Jarome Iginla a new kid in the room even after 17 NHL seasons was concerned for a moment yesterday that he might have leaked out information classified top secret by the Claude Julien administration.

“Yeah I saw the list there for starting (today)” Iginla began confirming that he will be playing on a line with David Krejci and Milan Lucic. Then he stopped. Had he said too much?

“I hope I’m not giving anything away. I don’t know if that list was out there.”

No worries he was assured. The notion that Iginla 36 would fill the right wing slot on the top line vacated by Nathan Horton has been discussed at length since he signed a one-year deal with the B’s on July 5.

Starting today at the Garden where the B’s hit the ice for the first practice of training camp Krejci Lucic and Iginla will try to build chemistry and cohesion. Much of the trio’s prospective success will depend on Iginla whom the team hopes can contribute at least as much as Horton did last season.

Iginla who scored at least 30 goals in 11 consecutive seasons until the lockout-shortened campaign of 2012-13 certainly sounds excited for his new start and his new linemates.

“I’m looking forward to it” he said. “They’ve had a great line. They have great chemistry they play hard and compete hard. They do a little bit of everything. Krejci is a very smooth player. He just finds ways to score or makes things happen; he’s a great passer. I love to score so you always love to play with a great passer.

“Looch is the best power forward in the game as tough as they come. But (he is) also a smart player who creates a lot of room for his linemates.”

This a whole new experience for Iginla who took part in yesterday’s gruelling fitness testing. He’s entering his first training camp for a team other than the Calgary Flames since he turned pro in 1996.

“I’ve never started (camp) anywhere else besides Calgary” said Iginla who has 530 career goals 525 with the Flames. “I’m excited about this. It’s great to be here.

“It was nice to come in a little bit early too and get settled and get accustomed to some of the roads here and how to get around. I use the GPS and as soon as I started thinking I didn’t need it I got lost. It’ll probably be that way the whole year.

“It’s a great city. It’s got some different roads and different ways to go. I’m still learning some of the shortcuts. It was the first time for me driving down to the Garden (yesterday).”

Iginla did join many of his teammates for informal practices in recent weeks and got a sense of his new club which fell two wins short of the Stanley Cup last season.

“You can tell being around the guys they enjoy playing together” he said. “They’ve been together a long time and had a lot of success. They work very hard. It’s good to be a part of it and feel more and more comfortable every day. I’m looking forward to getting on the ice.

“I’ve started every year excited about the challenge and the possibilities. I’m still as thrilled as ever to be starting a new year in Boston.”