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Dallas Stars Acquire Centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and Defenseman Ryan Button From Boston in Exchange for Left Wing Loui Eriksson, Right Wings Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and Defenseman Joe Morrow

Thursday, 07.04.2013 / 4:41 PM / News
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Dallas Stars Acquire Centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and Defenseman Ryan Button From Boston in Exchange for Left Wing Loui Eriksson, Right Wings Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and Defenseman Joe Morrow

Dallas Stars General Manager Jim Nill announced today that the club has acquired centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button from the Boston Bruins in exchange for left wing Loui Eriksson, right wings Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and defenseman Joe Morrow.

Seguin (SAY-gihn), 21, finished tied for third on Boston with 32 points (16G-16A=32P) while appearing in all of the team's 48 games. He finished tied for seventh in the League with a +23 plus/minus rating and his 16 goals were second most on Boston.

Amongst those selected in his 2010 NHL Draft class, he leads all players in regular season games played (203) and is third in goals, assists and points (56G-65A=121P). Over the last two seasons, his +57 plus/minus rating is second in the League behind only Boston's Patrice Bergeron.

A three-year veteran, Seguin has already appeared in 42 career postseason games earning 18 points (6G-12A=18P). Of that experience, 12 of the games have come in the Stanley Cup Final where he won in 2011 and lost in 2013. During the 2013 Stanley Cup Final, Seguin posted an assist in four out of the six games (0G-4A=4P)

"Tyler is a dynamic player that will be a part of our core group for a long time to come," said Nill. "A player at his age, position and talent level are extremely difficult to acquire and we're thrilled to bring him into our organization."

The 6-foot-1, 182-pound native of Brampton, Ontario was originally selected by Boston in the first round (2nd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Peverley, 30, posted 18 points (6G-12A=18P) in 47 regular season games for Boston in 2012-13. He finished second on the team in faceoff percentage (58.4%) and averaged 1:54 of shorthanded time on ice per game.

A seven-year veteran, Peverley has posted 211 points (77G-134A=211P) in 380 career regular season games with Nashville, Atlanta and Boston. He has appeared in the Stanley Cup Final twice, winning in 2011, accumulating 21 points (9G-12A=21P) in 59 career postseason contests.

"Rich is an extremely reliable center that is great in the faceoff circle and will help us as a puck possession team," said Nill. "Being able to add two centermen in this deal will solidify a very important position, while allowing Jamie Benn to return to his natural spot at wing."

The 6-foot, 195-pound native of Kingston, Ontario was originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Nashville on Jan. 17, 2007. He was claimed off waivers by Atlanta from Nashville on Jan. 10, 2009. He was then acquired by Boston along with Boris Valabik from Atlanta in exchange for Blake Wheeler and Mark Stuart on Feb. 18, 2011.

Button, 22, appeared in 25 games for the Providence Bruins last season, Boston's top affiliate in the AHL, recording 15 penalty minutes. The 6-foot, 185-pound defenseman has played 95 games as a professional hockey player, posting nine points (1G-8A=9P) in his time with Providence (AHL), Reading (ECHL), and South Carolina (ECHL). The Edmonton, Alberta native was originally selected by the Boston Bruins in the third round (86th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

Eriksson, 27, registered 357 points (150G-207A=357P) in 501 regular season games over the course of seven seasons with Dallas. The 6-foot-2, 196-pound native of Gothenburg, Sweden was originally selected by Dallas in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Draft.

Smith, 22, posted nine points (3G-6A=9P) in 40 career regular season games in parts of two seasons with Dallas. The 6-foot, 185-pound native of Toronto, Ontario was originally selected by Dallas in the third round (69th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

Fraser, 23, has appeared in 13 career regular season games with Dallas in parts of two seasons producing three points (1G-2A=3P). The 6-foot-1, 204-pound native of Red Deer, Alberta was originally signed by Dallas as an undrafted free agent on Nov. 17, 2010.

Morrow, 20, played 66 games in the AHL last season, skating for both the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (Pittsburgh's AHL affiliate) and the Texas Stars (Dallas' AHL affiliate). The 6-foot-1, 204-pound defenseman earned 19 points (5G-14A=19P) and 39 penalty minutes for both clubs. The native of Sherwood Park, Alberta was acquired by Dallas on March 24, 2013 along with a fifth round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Pittsburgh Penguins, in exchange for Brenden Morrow and a third round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft. Joe Morrow was originally selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (23rd overall) in the 2011 NHL Draft.

"We want to thank Loui, Reilly, Matt and Joe for all they've done for our organization," stated Nill. "It isn't easy parting with such quality people, but to do a deal of this magnitude, you need to give to get. We wish those players the best of luck, but at the same time, we're very excited with the future of our franchise and feel as if we've established a quality core of centers that you need to have in order to succeed in this League."

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Benn 64 23 38 -4 61
T. Seguin 55 29 30 0 59
J. Spezza 64 15 37 -5 52
J. Klingberg 50 10 24 2 34
T. Daley 61 16 17 -10 33
C. Eakin 61 15 15 0 30
A. Hemsky 58 9 17 -9 26
A. Goligoski 64 2 24 2 26
A. Roussel 62 12 12 -10 24
S. Horcoff 60 8 13 3 21
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
K. Lehtonen 26 13 10 .906 2.95
J. Enroth 13 25 2 .900 3.30
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