The Boston Bruins have traded centers Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and Chris Kelly to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joseph Morrow, Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser, according to TSN reporter Darren Dreger.
Seguin, who led the Bruins in scoring just two seasons ago, was selected with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He is entering the first year of a six-year, $34.5 million contract. In late June, Boston GM Peter Chiarelli said Seguin needed commit his "mind and focus" and "become more professional."
Chiarelli's comments on Seguin:
“He’s got to commit his mind and focus to the one task at hand,” Chiarelli said. “He’s got to become more of a professional. You know what? I can say that about a lot of 21-year-olds. I know he got criticized for playing on the periphery and all that stuff. He did. He’s got to commit to being a professional and focusing on the game. Simple as that. He does that, we don’t expect him to be crashing and banging. Just play your game.”
The Bruins return of Eriksson lands them a player that has scored at least 25 goals in four of the last five seasons. Eriksson, 28, has three years remaining on his current contract.