Apr 4, 2015; Nashville, TN, USA; Dallas Stars center Tyler Seguin (91) shoots the puck wide of the net against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne (35) on a breakaway during the second period at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
3. Tyler Seguin
Seguin sure figured out how to put the puck in the net consistently after being traded from Boston to Dallas two seasons ago. The Stars sniper recorded 37 goals for the second-straight season, the fifth-most in the NHL and only six goals behind Steven Stamkos, who finished second. He added 40 assists to finish seventh in the league with 77 points. His 1.08 points per game was only one-hundredth of a point behind Crosby for tops in the league.
Oh, forgot to mention that was all in just 71 games.
It’s safe to say Seguin was a pretty decent acquisition for the rebuilding Stars. It’s also safe to say his departure is a pretty big reason why Boston is tearing down its franchise’s facade.
Da Windy City
If not for a cheap shot by Dmitry Kulikov of the Florida Panthers (coincidentally the same team that knocked Patrick Kane out for the end of the regular season) below the belt, Seguin definitely would have exceeded his career high in goals and probably points.
In case it couldn’t get any scarier, Seguin is only 23-years-old and plays alongside Jamie Benn (more on him later).
Dallas has an incredible nucleus of firepower to build around, if only it could ratchet up the defense a bit. Seguin is a player to watch for in future MVP races and could easily win a “Rocket” Richard Trophy or two down the road.
Next: No. 2: Jamie Benn
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