(NEW YORK) — After falling short in the Stanley Cup Finals, the Boston Bruins decided to shake things up a bit.
The team traded forward Tyler Seguin, center Rich Peverly, and defenseman Ryan Button to the Dallas Stars in exchange for forward Loui Eriksson, and prospects Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow.
The teams announced the blockbuster trade on Thursday and Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli gushed about the acquisition of the 27-year-old Eriksson.
“Loui’s a big, strong skating, left-shot, right wing,” Chiarelli told the Bruins’ website. “He can play both sides, but he would be playing right wing for us. He’s had four seasons of 25-plus goals. We got a real good two-way player.”
The Bruins had been shopping Seguin since the days before the draft, and the 21-year-old is ready for the new chapter of his career.
“I come to the rink every day and act professional and work my hardest,” Seguin said during a conference call. “My first three years so far have been a big learning curve and I look forward to getting better every day and I’m more motivated coming to a great city like Dallas.”
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John Newsome and Anne Woolsey, CNN