Dallas Stars: Should Stars Fans Worry About the Future of Tyler Seguin?

DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 26: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 26, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TX - FEBRUARY 26: Tyler Seguin #91 of the Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center on February 26, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

With Tyler Seguin heading into his final year under contract with the Dallas Stars, should Stars fans worry about his future with the team?

Although a new season of hockey is looming ahead, it is inevitable that it will come and go. Teams will make the playoffs, and teams will miss them. Coaches will be fired, and trades will be made. Players will get injured, yet other players might have career seasons. A player that could be making waves as a free agent is current Dallas Stars center, Tyler Seguin.

There are several big names in next year’s unrestricted free agency class. Here are a few of them:

  • Sergei Bobrovsky, G – Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Mark Stone, RW – Ottawa Senators
  • Pekka Rinne, G – Nashville Predators
  • Erik Karlsson, D – Ottawa Senators
  • Artemi Panarin, LW – Columbus Blue Jackets
  • Matt Duchene, C – Ottawa Senators
  • Jordan Eberle, RW – New York Islanders
  • Joe Pavelski, C – San Jose Sharks
  • Seymon Varlamov, G – Colorado Avalanche
  • Tyler Seguin, C – Dallas Stars
  • Jeff Skinner, LW – Buffalo Sabres
  • Blake Wheeler, RW – Winnipeg Jets
  • Tyler Myers, D – Winnipeg Jets
  • Max Pacioretty, LW – Montreal Canadiens
  • Wayne Simmonds, RW – Philadelphia Flyers

Even though Erik Karlsson made the rounds earlier in the offseason with trade talks, the thought of Tyler Seguin leaving Dallas should grab more attention from Stars fans.

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Seguin, who was drafted 2nd overall in the 2010 draft by the Boston Bruins, was traded to Dallas on the 4th of July in 2013.

It was a successful trade on the part of Stars’ GM Jim Nill, as Dallas received Seguin, Rich Peverley, and Ryan Button in exchange for Loui Eriksson, Joseph Morrow, Matt Fraser, and Reilly Smith.

None of those four players that Boston acquired are in their organization — and they gave up a superstar in Tyler Seguin for them.

In return, Seguin lights it up when he returns to Boston in a Dallas sweater.

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Before he was traded to Dallas, Seguin had put up impressive numbers with Boston.

In his rookie season, he notched and even 11 goals and 11 assists in 74 games, and ended up winning the Stanley Cup with the Bruins.

His sophomore season, the Brampton, Ontario native more than tripled his point total from the previous season, with 67 points (29 G, 38 A) in 81 games.

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In the 2012-13 season, his last as a Bruin, he put up 32 points (16 G, 16 A) in 48 games (Seguin only played 48 games due to the 2012-13 NHL Lockout).

Since joining the Stars, Seguin has scored 173 goals and tallied 211 assists for a total of 384 points across five seasons. 56 of those 173 have been power play goals, and 29 of the 173 were game winners. He’s also added 324 hits, 147 shot blocks, 207 takeaways, and has been able to hold a strong 52 percent face-off percentage.

Now, we can reminisce about Tyler Seguin’s successes with the Dallas Stars all we want, but we’d be here for a while if we did.

As mentioned earlier above, Seguin is just one of many in a long list of potential unrestricted free agents next offseason. With that being said, Jim Nill and the Stars are in contact with the Seguin camp about an extension.

“We’ve had continued dialogue,” Nill told DallasStars.com writer Mark Stepneski. “They’ve got where they think they should be and we’ve presented where we think we should be, and we just continue to discuss.”

Seguin sits at 6th in points (if you start counting since 2013-14, his first season with Dallas), only behind Sidney Crosby (451), Patrick Kane (404), teammate Jamie Benn (403), Alex Ovechkin (387), and Claude Giroux (386).

If the Stars have a successful season, it’s more likely that Seguin will remain a Dallas Star and sign an extension with the team. If he leaves, he’d be another big name to add to the list of players who signed with a new team over the offseason (see John Tavares).

The most likely scenario, Seguin will extend his contract with the Stars. However, nothing is for sure until it is set in stone.

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And, for the sake of Stars fans, hopefully something is set in stone soon.

  • Published on 08/13/2018 at 16:00 PM
  • Last updated at 08/13/2018 at 06:20 AM