Tyler Seguin was drafted 2nd overall by the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft right behind Taylor Hall. Tyler versus Taylor was the talk of the NHL during the summer of 2010. Who would go first was quite a controversy around the league. Tyler had an amazing final year in the OHL posting 48 goals and 58 assists for 106 points in 63 games. He had 10 points in 9 playoff games.
On July 4th, 2013 Boston General Manager Peter Chiarelli traded Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser.
“It wasn’t an easy trade for either party to make,” Stars general manager Jim Nill said. “We both gave up great players and great assets. …
General Manager Jim Nill also had this to say;
“I think the big thing that people need to realize is we’re talking some pretty good players here. I know Tyler Seguin is a big, big part of this trade, a big name plus Peverley, but Loui Eriksson from our end is a very good player and probably a little bit hidden down here in Dallas. Boston knew that, and they knew that he’s a big piece of their puzzle, and I know he’s going to be a big hit for Boston going forward.”
It is now 5 years after the Seguin trade. The Bruins officially have nothing left from the trade. Loui Eriksson moved on to Vancouver, Reilly Smith is in Vegas with the Golden Misfits, Joe Morrow was traded to the Winnipeg Jets and Matt Fraser played last season in the Austrian League.
Peter Chiarelli has now traded Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin. I guess he doesn’t like first round draft picks 🙂 Still wondering why he traded either player myself. I certainly would have not done it. Tyler Seguin has a bit of a saga going on in Dallas right now and it isn’t because he parties too much. Tyler is in his final year of his current contract with the Dallas Stars.
There were reports at the NHL Draft in June that the Dallas Stars and Tyler Seguin were discussing a new contract. A deal could not officially be made until July 1st, but at least according to reports the two sides were at least talking. GM Jim Nill had this to say after July 1st came and went without a deal being announced.
“We can talk to him, so I’ll be talking to Tyler and his representatives,” Nill said. “I hope by July 1 we are going to know where it’s at. If something doesn’t happen July 1, I don’t want any panic out there. I’m banking on getting something done. I’m pretty confident that we will get something done.”
The end of July came and Jim Nill said talks were ongoing between the two sides and that there was no reason to panic.
“We’ve had continued dialogue,” Nill told Mark Stepneski of dallasstars.com on July 30. “They’ve got where they think they should be and we’ve presented where we think we should be, and we just continue to discuss.”
No reason not to believe Dallas management, right? I stumbled along this quote by Tyler Seguin while doing research, I just can’t remember where in order to give them credit.
“We haven’t been talking much this summer. It’s been a little disappointing. I thought I’d have some exciting news to talk about at Biosteel Camp, especially this late in the summer. It’s been disappointing, but at the end of the day I’ve always had one year left here. So I’m focused on that and focused on Biosteel Camp and I’m excited to get back to Dallas and look forward to a good year.” -Tyler Seguin
Both parties with something totally different to say than the other. Have they been talking? or is Nill blowing smoke up our collective asses? Is Tyler blowing the smoke? Make whatever assumption you want but be careful because you know what assumptions are. Tyler has said in previous statements that he is happy in Dallas, and all that feel good stuff you hope your star player says. This is eerily similar to the John Tavares situation. Does Seguin jump ship and leave Dallas as a free agent next July? Does Jim Nill lose him for nothing like the Islanders lost Tavares? Dallas can ill afford to lose Tyler. I personally am going on record to say that the two sides will come to a fair agreement on a long term deal in the range of $9M per year AAV. Time will tell.
UPDATE September 10, 2018: Tyler Seguin has signed a new 8 year contract worth $78.8M. The contract will have an AAV of $9.85M. Seguin had this to say to Sportsnet.ca following the deal:
“This was a growing up summer in a way. I had to actually to think about life decisions that before summer, I thought I was kind of still a kid at the end of the day. But I was thinking about things that I never thought about before. It kind of forced you to grow up a little bit even more.”