Boston Bruins: Remembering Tyler Seguin Trade
The Boston Bruins are set to face off against Tyler Seguin and the Dallas Stars on Sunday. Seguin, of course, was traded to Dallas in the 2013 offseason in a blockbuster deal that has left Bruins faithful distraught even to this day. The return for Seguin was underwhelming at the time and the potential for a then-21-year-old was astronomical. While it may be hard to read (and it was no easier to write), here is a recap of the Seguin trade and an update on all of the pieces involved.
A Star in the Making
For starters, it’s important to note that Seguin was the second overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The Bruins received the selection as a part of the deal that saw Phil Kessel get shipped to Toronto. Seguin was a potential first-overall player. He and Taylor Hall were both potential franchise talent coming out of the draft, but the Oilers ultimately saw Hall as the future face of their franchise – this left Seguin for the Bruins to grab – a result that worked for them immediately as Seguin demonstrated great skill in the playoffs en route to a Stanley Cup victory in 2011.
Remembering the Trade
The Bruins, however, ultimately decided to move on from Seguin for reasons that have never fully been explained. Whether it was underperformance in the playoffs or a reported issue of partying, Seguin was shipped out of Boston. It was something that should have never happened, but the Bruins have had to deal with it ever since.
The deal saw Seguin, Rich Peverley and defensive prospect Ryan Button sent to Dallas in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Reilly Smith, Joe Morrow and Matt Fraser. Here’s a look at each of the pieces involved, and an update on each as of Feb. 26, 2017 ahead of the Bruins matchup with the Dallas Stars.