Boston Bruins: Top 30 Draft Picks of All Time

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16. Tyler Seguin – 2010 – 2nd Overall

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The Boston Bruins received a gem as the first piece returning from the Phil Kessel trade in the form of Tyler Seguin. The team selected Seguin with the second overall draft pick in the 2010 NHL Draft, and it was clear from very early on that Tyler Seguin would go on to do amazing things in the NHL.

In his first season with the Boston Bruins, Tyler Seguin won a Stanley Cup; an honor that many great players have never experienced after decades of trying. While Tyler Seguin experienced mixed results with the Boston Bruins over his time with the team, it was undeniably that he possessed tremendous talent and was a player the Boston Bruins were going to build around for years to come — until they didn’t. Tyler Seguin’s rookie campaign was impressive enough, however his sophomore season was what really made him standout as a star in the league.

Tyler Seguin scored 29 goals and totaled 67 points in 81 games that seasons, and he scored 16 goals and added 32 points in 48 games in the lock-out shortened season just one year later. For some reason, the management team of the Boston Bruins decided that Tyler Seguin was no longer a fit for the team, and they did the unthinkable.

Similarly to the trading of Phil Kessel that brought Tyler Seguin to the Boston Bruins in the first place, the team traded Tyler Seguin to the Dallas Stars when he was only 21 years old, a trade that shocked the entire hockey world.

Since being acquired by the Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin has become an offensive-machine, scoring 37 goals in two consecutive seasons. Tyler Seguin currently has 149 goals and 328 points in 389 career games, and Bruins’ fans will forever look at him and think about the player they could have had

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