Trade trees #4: Tyler Seguin to Dallas Stars

About a week since the anniversary of the famous Joe Thornton trade, let's take a look at another instance of the Boston Bruins shipping out a star center.

On July 4th 2013, the Boston Bruins sent 22-year old  Tyler Seguin, Ryan Button and Rich Peverley to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Joe Morrow, Matt Fraser, Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith. Seguin had already gotten into controversy in his young career, specifically with some rather insensitive tweets being posted as a member of the Bruins.

The main piece in the trade coming to Boston was 27-year old Loui Eriksson. In his time with Dallas, he played in 373 games played over 5 seasons, scoring 130 goals and 407 points. After arriving in Boston, Eriksson played in 3 seasons, totaling  147 points in 224 games before Eriksson left for Vancouver in free agency.

Other pieces coming to Boston included Reilly Smith (163 games played, 91 points. Traded w/ Marc Savard to Florida for Jimmy Hayes), Joe Morrow (65 games played, 9 points. Left to Montreal through free agency in 2017), and Matt Fraser (38 games played, 5 points. Claimed off waivers by Edmonton). As we can see, Eriksson was the only player to make a significant impact for the Bruins after the trade.

Heading back to Dallas was a 22-year old elite prospect center in Tyler Seguin. During his time with the Stars, Seguin has played in 333 games, collecting 147 goals and 333 points. He has certainly turned into that elite top line center that every team needs, and is a massive part of the Dallas Stars franchise.

Other pieces coming to Dallas included Ryan Button (never played in the NHL, currently playing in Europe) and Rich Peverley (62 games played, 30 points. Collapsed on bench, survived, but could not return to play and retired).

It's quite easy to say Dallas is the winner of this trade. At this point, the Bruins no longer have any of the assets from the trade, nor do they have any assets those players were traded for anymore (like Jimmy Hayes for Reilly Smith and Marc Savard for example). Dallas on the other hand still has a star center on their organization on a fairly cap-friendly contract considering his skill-set. Seguin will likely remain a member of the Stars organization for quite a few more years, and he isn't showing many signs  of slowing down.

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