The Dallas Stars and Boston Bruins made what was perhaps the most significant trade of the summer, as far as both long term and short term implications go. The general consensus was that the Bruins would regret trading potential star forward Tyler Seguin, among others, in exchange for Loui Eriksson coming back as the main piece.
As expected, this deal is already looking like a coup for Jim Nill and the Stars’ front office. Seguin is off to a fantastic start with his new team. He has flown under the radar after a few years of being painted in a negative light after excessive partying and multiple social media incidents in his team with the Bruins.
In flying under the radar, Tyler Seguin has gotten off to one of the better starts of any player in the league. He’s showing a renewed maturity, albeit in a short amount of time, and has been every bit the dynamic forward that the Stars were hoping they’d acquire when they brought him in and moved him back to his natural position.
In eight games so far this season, Seguin already has 10 points. Prior to averaging over a point per game, Seguin’s previous career point-per-game average was at 0.82. He’s on pace to smash that this year, although it’s important to keep in mind there’s obviously still a long way to go this season.
It didn’t take long for Seguin to get acclimated to his new surroundings. After going scoreless in his first outing, he promptly went on a six-game point streak, including a four-point night, with a pair of goals and two assists, in the third game of the season. He has four goals and six helpers so far this season, and has an even plus/minus for the year.
It’s obviously a minuscule sample size, but Seguin isn’t wasting much time showing the Bruins what they’re missing in not being more patient with him. He’s on his way to becoming a superstar, and is quickly blossoming into just that early on into his career with the Dallas Stars.