The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins have come to an agreement on a blockbuster deal bringing forward Tyler Seguin to Dallas. Sending wingers Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow to Boston, The Stars are receiving centerman Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley, and defenseman Ryan Button.
Gaining: Seguin, 21, was drafted 2nd overall in the 2010 NHL Draft and is getting ready to enter the first year of a six-year, $34.5 million contract extension. In his rookie year, 2010-11, Seguin scored 11 goals and 11 assists (22 points). He scored 29 goals and 38 assists (67 points) in 2011-12, and is last years shortened 48 game season, he managed 16 goals and 16 assists (32 points). Which all amounts to 56 goals, 65 assists, and 121 points in 203 career games.
Peverley,31, had six goals and 18 points in 47 games during the 2012-13 season. He had two goals and no assists in 21 playoff games. He is also an very good faceoff man, winning 58.4 percent of his draws in the regular season and 63 percent during the playoffs.
Button, 22, was a third-round pick (No. 86) by the Bruins in 2009. He had no points in 30 games in 2012-13, which he split between the AHL and ECHL.
Losing: Eriksson will turn 28 on July 17 and has been one of the team’s best players for the past five seasons. He led the team in goal-scoring in 2008-09 (36) and 2009-10 (29) and led the Stars in point scoring in 2011-12 (71). He is regularly considered one of the most underrated players in the league.
Morrow was a first-round pick (No. 23) by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2011 NHL Draft. The defenseman was traded to Dallas before the 2013 NHL Trade Deadline for Stars captain Brendan Morrow.
Smith was a third-round pick (No. 69) by the Stars in the 2009 draft. The forward had three goals and nine points in 37 games as a rookie in 2012-13 for Dallas. He was an elite scorer in college, with 58 goals and 102 points in his final two seasons at Miami (Ohio).
Fraser, 23, signed as an undrafted free agent for the Stars in 2010. He has scored 70 goals in the past two American Hockey League seasons combined, and has one goal and two points in 13 NHL games.
A Few on the things this move does: Clears cap space for the Bruins, gives Boston a winger by lightening there depth at Center. For the Stars, this addresses the teams need at center while landing a talented young cornerstone in Tyler Seguin. This also gives Jamie Benn a chance to move back to wing. New GM Jim Nill is bringing this team back on track, and this was major step in the process.