Coming off of an outstanding season last year, the Boston Bruins will look for Tyler Seguin to carry over what he accomplished last year, into this new, shortened 2012-13 season. Seguin led the Bruins in scoring in the 2011-12 season with 29 goals and 67 total points. Those numbers are remarkable for a player of his age. At just 19 years old last season, he was playing as if he’d been in the league for ten years.
Last year, Seguin was key throughout the Bruins entire season. A season that ended up falling short in the first round of the playoffs to the Washington Capitals on home ice. Although he only scored two goals in the series, they could not have come at better times. With their season on the line, Seguin netted the game-winning goal in overtime of game six to bring the series back to Boston for game seven. In a losing effort in game seven, he scored the game-tying goal in the second period to send that game to overtime. He played a major role for the Bruins all year and proved his youth and inexperience was not a factor in the playoffs when it all mattered.
Since there was a lockout that delayed the 2012-13 season, many players decided to go overseas and play hockey. Tyler Seguin, and many other Bruins players such as Tuukka Rask, Zdeno Chara and Patrice Bergeron, went overseas to stay in top form, hopeful that the lockout would end. Tyler Seguin ended up in Switzerland, playing for EHC Biel. Chicago Blackhawks forward, Patrick Kane played along side Tyler on the team. Tyler played 29 games for EHC Biel, recording 25 goals and 15 assists, picking up right where he left off from the last season with the Bruins.
The Bruins come into the 2012-13 season with unfinished business from last year. Although he is young, Tyler Seguin will look to bring all the scoring he did overseas back to Boston to help this team win and hopefully bring another Stanley Cup back to Boston. Although he won’t score as many goals as last year because of the shortened season, Seguin will be a big part of the Bruins offense this year. His speed, creativity, decision-making and strength are all the aspects of his game that make this organization think of him so highly. His willingness to learn and get better everyday is what makes him such a special player for this team, not just for this season, but also for years to come.