Tyler Seguin

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Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin - Dallas Stars.jpg
Seguin in 2013.
Born (1992-01-31) January 31, 1992 (age 22)
Brampton, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Centre/Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Dallas Stars
Boston Bruins
EHC Biel
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2010
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2010–present

Tyler Paul Seguin (born January 31, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who plays for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League (NHL). Seguin was selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins and went on to win the 2011 Stanley Cup in his rookie season. He finished the 2011–2012 season in Boston with a plus-minus of +34, the second highest in the NHL. During the 2012–13 NHL lockout he played for EHC Biel of the Swiss National League A(NLA) and finished the season with 25 goals, the most on the team. In 2013, Seguin played in his second Stanley Cup Finals in three seasons. On July 4, 2013, Seguin was traded by the Bruins to the Dallas Stars. Seguin scored 84 points with the Dallas Stars in 2013-2014, a career high that put him in 4th place in the NHL for scoring that season.

Early life[edit]

Tyler Seguin grew up in Brampton, Ontario, with his two younger sisters Candace and Cassidy. His parents are Jackie and Paul Seguin. He grew up in a hockey household, both of his parents and both sisters play hockey. His father played for the University of Vermont.

He attended St. Michael's College School prior to being drafted by the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL).

His favorite player as a kid was Steve Yzerman, to whom his playing style has been compared.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Minor hockey[edit]

Seguin played the first seven years of his minor hockey career with the Whitby Wildcats of the OMHA before relocating to Brampton, Ontario at age 13. While in Brampton, he played 3 years for the Toronto Young Nationals, coached by Rick Vaive before moving on to the OHL.[2][3]

Junior hockey[edit]

Seguin was selected 9th overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Plymouth Whalers. He considered playing for a NCAA school like his father, but chose to forgo his American college eligibility by joining the Whalers in 2008–09.[4] He struggled to begin his OHL career, scoring one goal in his first 17 games before a coaching change in Plymouth helped Seguin find his place in the league.[5]

Looking for an improved start to his 2009–10 OHL season, Seguin spent his summer working on his game.[5] His dedication paid off, as he opened the season with 36 points in 18 games, until sidelined by a hip pointer.[2] His early season success led NHL Central Scouting to name him the top prospect for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[6] He then slipped to second, behind Taylor Hall, who was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers.

He captained Team Orr at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.[7]

Seguin won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy, by finishing the 09-10 season with the highest amount of points in the OHL. He scored 106 points on 48 goals and 58 assists, alongside Taylor Hall (106 points on 40 goals and 66 assists).[8] With a strong finish to the year, Seguin finished as the top ranked North American skater in the draft class of 2010.[9][10]

National Hockey League[edit]

Seguin with the Boston Bruins during the 2011-12 season.
Seguin in 2012.

Boston Bruins (2010–13)[edit]

Seguin was drafted second overall by the Boston Bruins using a pick acquired from Toronto in a trade for Phil Kessel.[11] Seguin signed an entry level contract with the Bruins on August 3, 2010. He made his NHL debut on October 9, 2010 in a 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. Seguin notched his first NHL goal on October 10, 2010, midway through the third period, getting the puck on a feed from Michael Ryder and scoring on a breakaway backhand goal against Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, in a 3-0 shutout of the Coyotes.[12] Seguin participated in the 2011 All Star festivities during the Rookie Skills Competition. Late in the season, Seguin was quoted as having a desire to model his NHL playing style on that of teammate Patrice Bergeron.[13] After being a healthy scratch for the first two rounds of the 2011 NHL Playoffs, Seguin was put into the lineup to start round 3, after Patrice Bergeron sustained a mild concussion. Seguin scored a goal and added an assist in his first game, and followed that up with 2 goals and 2 assists in the second. He became the first teenager to score 4 points in a NHL playoff game since Trevor Linden in 1989. On June 15, 2011, the Boston Bruins captured the Stanley Cup, winning the series 4-3, and 4-0 in Game 7.

On November 5, 2011, Seguin scored his 1st career hat trick against the very team that traded the draft pick to the Boston Bruins, the Toronto Maple Leafs. On November 14, 2011, Seguin was named NHL's "First Star of the Week" for his 4 goals and 2 assists that helped the Bruins to 3 wins. On December 8, 2011, Tyler played in his 100th Career NHL game against the Florida Panthers. On April 22, 2012, Seguin scored in OT of Game 6 of the Bruins' Eastern Conference Quarterfinals series against the Washington Capitals that sent the series to a Game 7. However, despite another goal from Seguin in Game 7, the Bruins would go on to lose the game in OT, and were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs. He finished the 2011–2012 season as the Bruins' leading scorer.

Due to the 2012–13 NHL lockout, the NHL played a shortened season in 2013. Seguin finished the regular season with 32 points (16 goals, 16 assists). In May 2013, Seguin and the rest of the Bruins made a historic come-from-behind overtime win against the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Trailing by two goals with less than 90 seconds left in their season, the Bruins scored twice in a span of 31 seconds to tie the game and then eliminated the Maple Leafs in overtime. The Bruins went on to the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals but lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in a six game series. Seguin scored 1 goal and 7 assists in the playoffs.

Dallas Stars (2013–present)[edit]

On July 4, 2013, the Boston Bruins traded Seguin, along with Rich Peverley, and Ryan Button in exchange for Loui Eriksson, along with Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser, and Joe Morrow.[14] Due to #19 being retired by the Stars in honor of the late Bill Masterton, Seguin changed his number to #91 with the Stars. Seguin would explode as an offensive force in the league as a member of the Dallas Stars, developing excellent chemistry with team captain Jamie Benn. He recorded 4 goals and 1 assist in a 7-3 win over the Calgary Flames on November 14, 2013. On March 16, 2014, he scored his 30th goal of the season for the first time in his career against goaltender Al Montoya of the Winnipeg Jets. Seguin would end the season 4th in total points in the entire NHL, recording a new career high 37 goals and 84 points in 80 games.

International play[edit]

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Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia
Spengler Cup
Gold 2012 Spengler Cup
Competitor for  Ontario
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold 2009 British Columbia

Seguin competed for Canada at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic, where he led the team in scoring with ten points in four games as Canada won the gold medal.[5] He attended Hockey Canada's selection camp for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in December 2009, but did not make the team.[15] Previously, he won gold with Team Ontario in the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Port Alberni, British Columbia,[16] and finished second in tournament scoring with 11 points in six games.[17] Seguin attended Canada’s World Junior selection camp in Regina for the World Junior Championships (U20), but failed to make the team.

Seguin played for EHC Biel for the duration of the 2012–13 NHL lockout. In 29 NLA games Seguin scored 25 goals and had 15 assists beside Patrick Kane, the other lockout player in Biel. He played for Team Canada at the 2012 Spengler Cup, where he won a Gold Medal.

Personal life[edit]

He is sponsored by Dunkin Donuts,[18] Under Armour,[19] AT&T,[20] Bauer Hockey,[21] and BioSteel Sports Supplements Inc.[22] Seguin bought Mike Modano's Dallas home in 2014.[23] He is also friends with rapper Mike Stud and is talked about in some of his music. They also party together as Tyler threw a party in Cape Cod the day he was traded.[24] As the result of one of his best friends suffering a severe spinal cord injury in December 2012, he created Seguin's Stars upon arriving in Dallas. At every Stars home game during the season, Seguin donated a luxury suite, along with food and beverage, for individuals with spinal cord injuries. At the conclusion of every game, Seguin met his guests outside of the Stars locker room for autographs and pictures. [25]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Plymouth Whalers OHL 61 21 46 67 28 11 5 11 16 8
2009–10 Plymouth Whalers OHL 63 48 58 106 54 9 5 5 10 8
2010–11 Boston Bruins NHL 74 11 11 22 18 13 3 4 7 2
2011–12 Boston Bruins NHL 81 29 38 67 30 7 2 1 3 0
2012–13 EHC Biel NLA 29 25 15 40 24
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 48 16 16 32 16 22 1 7 8 4
2013–14 Dallas Stars NHL 80 37 47 84 18 6 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 283 93 112 205 82 48 7 14 21 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Ontario U17 Gold medal icon.svg 6 3 8 11 8
Junior totals 6 3 8 11 8

Notable achievements[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://blog.mlive.com/snapshots/2009/10/plymouth_whalers_tyler_seguin.html
  2. ^ a b Duff, Bob (2010-01-19). "Seguin determined to be No. 1 pick". Windsor Star. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  3. ^ http://www.twylah.com/espn/tweets/70662835910352896
  4. ^ Graham, Doug (2009-10-14). "Seguin walks own path in OHL". Toronto Sun. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  5. ^ a b c Kimelman, Adam. "Coaching change -year-old forward broke out offensively, scoring 58 points in his final 41 games and helped Plymouth reach the second round of the OHL playoffs.". 
  6. ^ "NHL draft going Hollywood". Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 2009-12-04. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  7. ^ "CHL 2010 Top Prospects Game roster". Canadian Hockey League. 2010-01-12. 
  8. ^ a b "Hall and Seguin share Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as OHL scoring champs". The Canadian Press. 2010-03-16. Retrieved 2010-03-17. 
  9. ^ "NHL Central Scouting Bureau". April 8, 2010. 
  10. ^ "TSN.com". April 8, 2010. 
  11. ^ "North American Skaters Midterm Rankings". National Hockey League. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  12. ^ "Boston Bruins at Phoenix Coyotes Game Recap - 10/10/2010". NHL.com. 
  13. ^ Joe Haggerty (March 22, 2011). "Seguin starts to 'get it' as season winds down". NECN.com. Retrieved April 29, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Tyler Seguin traded from Boston Bruins to Dallas Stars". Boston.com. 2013-07-04. Retrieved 2013-07-04. 
  15. ^ "Seguin among Canadian junior team's cuts". National Post. 2009-12-15. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  16. ^ "Ontario beats Pacific to win gold medal at U-17 tournament". The Sports Network. 2009-01-05. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  17. ^ "2009 World Under-17 Challenge Statistics". Hockey Canada. Retrieved 2010-03-10. 
  18. ^ http://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2010/11/11/dunkin-donuts-signs-tyler-seguin.html
  19. ^ http://sports.yahoo.com/nhl/blog/puck_daddy/post/How-Tyler-Seguin-saved-Under-Armour-NHL-playoff-?urn=nhl-wp5238
  20. ^ http://uverseonline.att.net/sports/sweepstakes/bruins_photo_contest_form
  21. ^ http://www.bauer.com/blog/index.cfm/2012/9/18/TYLER-SEGUIN-SUPREME-TOTALONE-NXG-STICK
  22. ^ http://www.biosteelsports.com.au/tyler-seguin.html
  23. ^ "NHL Star Tyler Seguin - Buys Dallas Mansion from NHL Hall of Famer". TMZ Sports. Retrieved April 29, 2014. 
  24. ^ http://larrybrownsports.com/hockey/tyler-seguin-party-cape-traded/195371
  25. ^ http://stars.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=714064.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  26. ^ "OHL Top Scorers". Ontario Hockey League. 2010-03-14. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 

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Preceded by
Jordan Caron
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Dougie Hamilton