Spotlight on the Opponent: Tyler Seguin

What: Dallas at Detroit
When: Thursday, November 7, 7:30pm (TV: FSD)

Local hockey fans should know the name Tyler Seguin.

Seguin, a center, starred for the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League from 2008-10, scoring 69 goals in 124 games for the Whalers.

After that it was off to the NHL, as Seguin was drafted 2nd overall in the 2010 Entry Draft by the Boston Bruins. Seguin, at age 19, hoisted the Stanley Cup with the Bruins. That’s fitting—his age of 19—because Seguin wore no. 19 with the Bruins as a nod to his favorite player growing up, Steve Yzerman.

Seguin scored 56 goals in just over 200 games with the Bruins before being traded to Dallas in a blockbuster trade on July 4, 2013. You may recall that Seguin made some unwanted headlines when he posted a homophobic slur on his Twitter account not long after the trade.

With a fresh start in Dallas, Seguin is picking up where he left off on the scoresheet. In 15 games, Seguin is 6/9/15 and is plus-2 for a Stars team that is struggling to find its way at 7-6-2.

The other night, Seguin returned to Boston as a member of the Stars and scored a shootout goal to help the Stars upend the Bruins, 3-2. And here’s the refreshingly honest answer Seguin gave when asked about ever returning to Boston to play.

“If I got a contract or a trade to come back (to Boston) or asked, I don’t think I would come back,” Seguin told WBZ-TV in Boston. “I think in the end you want to play where you are wanted. I have great relationships with our coach and the GM (in Dallas), and I know how much they want me. It feels good to play here. I guess that is all I want to say on that.”

Since 19 was taken in Dallas, Seguin wears no. 91 for the Stars.


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