Stars' Seguin gives birthday gift to fan, then scores hat trick vs. Bruins
It’s always a fun night when Tyler Seguin returns to Boston.
Before his Dallas Stars took on the Bruins, Seguin made a young fan’s night by tossing a puck over the glass, much to the delirious delight of the birthday-sign toting girl. Wearing an opposing team’s jersey in Boston, especially one bearing the name of a traded player who has gone on to become an NHL star, is a brave move and Seguin rewarded her for her efforts.
He then proceeded to reward any other of the Stars faithful and the team itself with his seventh hat trick of his career and sixth since becoming a member of the Stars in a 5-3 win over the Bruins.
Two of his goals came on the power play and he’s now within one point of teammate Jamie Benn for the league lead in points, as well as the first member of the 2010 draft class to hit the 300-point plateau.
It’s been an eventful two days for Seguin. Dallas fell in Toronto 4-1 on Monday, a team he will forever be linked to. The Leafs dealt the 2010 2nd overall pick, which ended up being Seguin, for Phil Kessel. He managed an assist last night but it would appear he still enjoys spurning the team that traded him more than the one that traded his pick.
Seguin is on an absolute tear as of late and fans across the league are benefitting because of it. One fan in particular, though, couldn’t have asked for a better night: