Tyler Seguin – The One Who Got Away
Seguin has gone on to be one of the very best players in the NHL. Prior to being traded, Seguin played in 203 games with the Bruin. In that time, he scored 56 goals and 121 points. His best season came in 2011-12, his sophomore season when he recorded 29 goals and 67 points. The 6-foot-1, 200-pound center was playing primarily right wing with the Bruins, but despite this, he was still showcasing a tremendous offensive skill set that rivaled the best players in the league. The real kicker was the fact that Seguin was only 21 when he was traded and was not even close to entering his prime years yet.
Seguin won a Stanley Cup with the Bruins in his first season. Though he only played in 13 games, he scored three goals and seven points and showed a knack for scoring big goals. Though he’ll forever have a Stanley Cup ring to commemorate his time in Boston, Seguin’s future ultimately was destined to be with the Dallas Stars.
When Seguin was traded to the Stars, the city of Boston was in an uproar. It isn’t every day that a talented 21-year-old is traded, and as is often the case, the team trading away the best player was ultimately the loser in the deal.
Since being traded, Seguin has played in 284 games. In that time, he’s scored 128 goals and 293 points. In his first season in Dallas, Seguin scored 37 goals and 84 points in just 80 games while also recording a plus-16 rating. His second season was just as successful, scoring 37 goals and 77 points in just 71 games. He went on to score 33 goals and 73 points in 72 games last season, continuing his streak of at least 30 goals and 70 points each year with the Stars. This season, the 25-year-old has 21 goals and 59 points in 61 games on a disappointing Stars team that will surely build around Seguin and captain Jamie Benn for years to come.
Seguin has become a bonafide superstar in the NHL, though that came as a surprise to absolutely no one. At just 25 years old, Seguin’s best years are still ahead of him – something that will haunt the Bruins for years to come.