Loui Eriksson may be key piece to trade for Bruins

Loui Eriksson is one of four players joining the Bruins organization as part of the Tyler Seguin trade.
Loui Eriksson is one of four players joining the Bruins organization as part of the Tyler Seguin trade. –AP

The Bruins completed a deal that sends Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverly and a minor leaguer Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars for Loui Eriksson,
Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, the team announced Thursday afternoon.

Eriksson, an assistant captain for the Stars, is a 27-year-old left winger who has spent all seven of his NHL seasons in Dallas. Drafted in the second round (33d overall) by Dallas in 2003, the Gothenburg, Sweden native has 150 goals and 207 assists in 501 career games.

Eriksson was tied for second in points (29) and goals (12) for the Stars this season, playing in all 48 games. He is considered strong defensively, although he was a minus-9 on a weak offensive team.


In 2011-12, Eriksson logged a team-high 71 points, with 26 goals and 45 assists.

Eriksson is a lefthanded shot, and is listed at 6 feet 2 inches, 196 pounds.

He will turn 28 on July 17.

Morrow is a 20-year-old defenseman who has yet to play in the NHL. Morrow was a first-round selection (23d overall) by Pittsburgh in the 2011 NHL draft, but was aquired by Dallas in last March along with a fifth-round draft pick in a trade that sent Brenden Morrow and a third-round pick to the Penguins.

Joe Morrow spent last season in the AHL with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, tallying four goals and 11 assists in 57 games. He is a lefthand shot and is 6-1, 204 pounds.

Smith, 6-0, 185 pounds, is a 22-year-old right winger who had three goals and six assists in 37 games for the Stars last season. Smith, a Toronto native, has 40 games of NHL experience. He was a third-round pick (69th overall) by the Stars in 2009.

Fraser, 23, is a right winger with 13 career NHL games, all with Dallas. In 12 games last season, he had a goal and two assists. He is from Red Deer, Alberta, and is at 6-1, 204 pounds.

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