Bruins, Stars make multi-player trade

7:50 PM, Jul 4, 2013   |    comments
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Frisco, TX (Sports Network) - The Boston Bruins and Dallas Stars have pulled off a seven-player trade.

On Thursday, the deal between American NHL counterparts saw forwards Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button go from Boston to Dallas in exchange for forward Loui Eriksson, along with forward prospects Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and defensive prospect Joe Morrow.

"Tyler is a dynamic player that will be a part of our core group for a long time to come. A player at his age, position and talent level are extremely difficult to acquire and we're thrilled to bring him into our organization," said Stars general manager Jim Nill. "Rich is an extremely reliable center that is great in the faceoff circle and will help us as a puck possession team. 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."

Seguin totaled 16 goals and 16 assists in 48 regular-season games, but was limited to a goal and seven assists in 22 postseason contests as the Bruins' Stanley Cup dreams fell short against Chicago.

Eriksson recorded 12 goals and 29 points in 48 games for Dallas, and departs the only franchise he's ever known with 150 goals and 357 points in 501 career contests.

More to follow.

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