Also headed to Dallas Rich Peverley and defensive prospect Ryan Button. Receive the Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson, young NHL forward Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, defense and prospect Joe Morrow.
The trade rivals the deals that eventually brought Seguin in Boston. At 18 September 2009, the Bruins flipped Phil Kessel to Toronto for a 2010 first-round pick, a 2011 first-round pick and a 2010 second-rounder. The Bruins used the selection to draft Seguin, Dougie Hamilton and Jared Knight.
“He came here with much pomp and circumstance,” Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said during a conference call. “He played very well for a young player. Year was not his best year. This is a test year, a weird year to assess players. Tyler was a real good kid. Twitterverse I see the There are many reports about the extracurricular stuff. I made comments as to its professionalism and acting more like a professional. You have to remember him 21 years old. He’s a great kid. He is a terrific player. He is probably better bartering for the center. He was very good for us as a winger. ”
This season, Seguin had 16 goals and 16 Assist in 48 regular-season games. Seguin had a goal and seven Assist in 22 playoff games. He added his Boston career with 56 goals and 65 Assist in 203 regular-season games.
Seguin is coming off his entry level contract, and earned $ 34.5 million over the next six season. Seguin of $ 5.75 million annual cap hit would have been second on the team then forward Milan Lucic ($ 6,000,000). The gap between Seguin’s pay and expected performance made the right wing expendable. The Bruins should focus big bucks goalie Tuukka Rask in (restricted) and center Patrice Bergeron (unrestricted after 2013-14).
“Signing someone with a great deal and bargain with him does not mean you do not like the player or he is not an integral part of the team,” said Chiarelli. “What you need to understand the environment so far was the cap goes down to $ 7,000,000. Have to make some hard choices and hard decisions. The fact that we signed Tyler has nothing to do with us Trading her. This is an opportunity to get a very good player – a natural winger -. To get some good prospects, and lower your cap ”
The Seguin Bruins once expected to be a Steven Stamkos-like offensive threat. But Seguin hockey sense and combat level is not developed to match his speed and shooting. Seguin played most of the postseason in the third line.
Seguin played center in junior hockey. But Seguin is not going to displace David Krejci or Patrice Bergeron in the middle. The Bruins tried to play Seguin in the middle this season when Bergeron was not available due to a concussion, but he did not fare well in the center, nor displaying the smarts of courage required of the position.
“Tyler is a dynamic player to be a part of our core group for a long time to come,” star general manager Jim Nill told NHL.com. “A couple players at his position, and talent level is extremely difficult to obtain and we are thrilled to bring him to our organization.”
The Bruins are now down to four right wing from their playoff roster: Seguin, Peverley, Nathan Horton, and Jaromir Jagr. The Bruins continue to pursue Daniel Alfredsson. Ottawa captain is free to sign a deal tomorrow.
The 27-year-old Eriksson was bringing $ 4.25 million annual hit by 2015-16, according to www.capgeek.com. The left-shot Eriksson most recently played on the first line alongside Dallas Ray Whitney and Jamie Benn, the position held by Jaromir Jagr before his trade to Boston.
Eriksson is a smart, responsible, two-way player who had 12 goals and 17 Assist this past season. Eriksson is a perfect fit for defense-first system’s Claude Julien.
Future is the top prospect in the deal. Morrow, former first-round pick Pittsburgh in 2011, was traded to Dallas for Brenden Morrow.
Peverley will carry a $ 3.25 million cap hit next season. The Bruins needed to clear the Peverley pay for other moves.
Button is a marginal blue-line prospect.