Monday is three years ago to the day that the Bruins and Stars made a blockbuster deal with Boston sending Tyler Seguin to Dallas as part of a seven player swap. It was a deal that significantly shaped the look of each franchise. Here’s a closer look at each player in the original deal and what they’ve accomplished since the trade.
Tyler Seguin – Seguin has been better than a point per game player in each of the last three seasons and has the fourth most points in the NHL in that span. Seguin has three years left on a six year, $34.5MM contract, making him one of the better bargains among top line forwards in the league.
Rich Peverley – Peverley played most of the 2013-14 season with Dallas, picking up 30 points in 62 games before collapsing mid-game on the bench in March. He was never able to get the green light to return to the ice and officially retired in September of 2015. He remains with the Stars as their Player Development Coordinator.
Ryan Button – Button spent 2013-14 with Dallas’ two minor league affiliates but was not given a qualifying offer at the end of the season. He has played the last two years in Germany.
Loui Eriksson – Eriksson played each of the last three seasons with Boston, saving his best effort for last with a 63 point campaign in 2015-16. However, he no longer is with the team as he signed a six year, $36MM contract with Vancouver on Friday.
Reilly Smith – Smith spent two years with Boston, collecting 91 points in 163 games in that span. He was traded to Florida last July in exchange for Jimmy Hayes. Smith picked up 50 points last year with the Panthers and signed a five year, $25MM extension yesterday afternoon.
Joe Morrow – The former first round pick spent all of last season up with the Bruins but only got into 33 games of action. He should be positioned to play more of a regular role in 2016-17.
Matt Fraser – Fraser spent parts of two seasons with the Bruins, picking up five goals in 38 games. He was lost to Winnipeg on waivers in December of 2014 and spent all of last season in the AHL, split between Manitoba and Rockford.
At the time, the return for the Bruins was widely panned and a few years later, that still seems like the case as all they have left to show for Seguin, one of the NHL’s top players, is Hayes and Morrow. Meanwhile, the Stars have themselves a franchise player on a team-friendly contract for several more seasons.