Bruins trade Seguin to Stars

Posted by Matt Pepin, Boston.com Staff  July 4, 2013 02:15 PM

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The Bruins sent forward Tyler Seguin to Dallas in exchange for Loui Eriksson as part of a multi-player deal on Thursday, the team confirmed.

The deal, first reported by TSN's Darren Dreger, sends Seguin, Rich Peverley and minor-leaguer Ryan Button to Dallas in exchange for Eriksson, Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser.

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli was critical of Seguin after the season, saying he needed to "become more of a professional." Seguin, 21, had only one goal in the postseason despite the Bruins playing until Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He had 16 goals and 16 assists in the regular season.

Seguin has been with the Bruins since he was drafted No. 2 overall in the 2010 entry draft. He signed a contract extension that is due to begin next season that will pay him $34.5 million over six years.

Eriksson, one of Dallas' alternate captains, is a 6-2 left wing from Sweden who had 12 goals and 17 assists in the regular season. Eriksson, 27, has three years left on his contract at $4.25 million per year, according to TSN.


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