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Tyler Seguin
Tyler Seguin Bruins
Position Centre/Right Wing
Shoots Right
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
196 lb (89 kg)
NHL Team Boston Bruins
Born January 31 1992 (1992-01-31) (age 25),
Brampton, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 2010
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 2010 – present

Tyler Seguin (born January 31, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was a draft pick of the Bruins, selected second overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Seguin signed an entry level contract with the Bruins on August 3, 2010.

Playing careerEdit

OHL CareerEdit

Tyler Seguin played part of his minor hockey career with the Whitby Wildcats of the OMHA before relocating to Brampton, Ontario. While in Brampton, he played up a year, playing for the Minor Midget Toronto Young Nationals in his Bantam year, and then again in his Minor Midget year coached by Rick Vaive, before moving on to the OHL. His favorite player while growing up was Steve Yzerman.

Seguin was selected 9th overall in the 2008 OHL Priority Selection Draft by the Plymouth Whalers. He considered playing for a National Collegiate Athletic Association school like his father Paul did, but chose to forgo his American college eligibility by joining the Whalers in 2008–09.[1] He struggled to begin his OHL career, scoring one goal in his first 17 games before a coaching change in Plymouth helped Seguin find his place in the league.[2] After new coach Mike Vellucci moved Seguin to the top line, the 17-year-old forward broke out offensively, scoring 58 points in his final 41 games and helped Plymouth reach the second round of the OHL playoffs.[2]

Looking for an improved start to his 2009–10 OHL season, Seguin spent his summer working on his game.[2] His dedication paid off, as he opened the season with 36 points in 18 games until sidelined by a hip pointer.[3] His early season success led NHL Central Scouting to name him the top prospect for the 2010 Entry Draft in its November rankings.[4] He then slipped to second, behind Taylor Hall, who was selected first overall by the Edmonton Oilers. Seguin was drafted 2nd overall by the Boston Bruins, due to an earlier trade between Boston and Toronto.[5] He captained Team Orr at the 2010 CHL Top Prospects Game.[6] The Boston Bruins signed Seguin to an entry-level contract on August 3, 2010.[7]

His coach has praised Seguin not only for his skill, but his desire.[2] His playing style has been compared to that of Steve Yzerman.[3] Seguin won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy, by finishing the 09–10 season with the highest amount of points in the OHL. He scored 106 points on 48 goals and 58 assists, alongside Taylor Hall (106 points on 40 goals and 66 assists).[8] With a strong finish to the year, Seguin finished as the top ranked North American skater in the draft class of 2010.[9][10]

NHL CareerEdit


Seguin made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on October 9, 2010 in a 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes. Seguin notched his first NHL goal with the Bruins on October 10, 2010, midway through the third period, getting the puck on a feed from Michael Ryder and scoring on a breakaway backhand goal against Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, in a 3-0 shutout of the Coyotes. The assists went to Ryder and Tim Thomas.[1]

At the beginning of December 2010, another comparison was made between Seguin's emerging style of play with the Bruins, and the rookie year of the Tampa Bay Lightning's star forward Steven Stamkos, who was the leading goal scorer in the NHL at the time, in how it was developing.[11]

Seguin participated at the 2011 All Star festivities during the Rookie Skills Competition, and late in the 2010-11 Boston Bruins season, Seguin was quoted as having a desire to model his NHL playing style on that of fellow team-mate Patrice Bergeron[12].

After being a healthy scratch for the first two rounds of the 2011 NHL Playoffs, Seguin was put into the lineup to start round 3,after Patrice Bergeron sustained a mild concussion, the Eastern Conference Finals, against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Seguin scored a goal and added an assist in his first game, and followed that up with 2 goals and 2 assists in his second game. He is the first teenager to score 4 points in a NHL playoff game since Trevor Linden in 1989. On June 15, 2011 Seguin and his Boston Bruin teammates captured the Stanley Cup, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 4-0 in game 7.


On November 5th 2011, Tyler Seguin scored his 1st career hat trick against the very team that traded the draft pick to the Boston Bruins that acquired him, the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Medal record
Tyler Seguin
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia
Competitor for Flag of Ontario Ontario
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold 2009 British Columbia

Seguin competed for Canada at the 2009 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic, where he led the team in scoring with ten points in four games as Canada won the gold medal.[2] He attended Hockey Canada's selection camp for the 2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in December 2009, but did not make the team.[13] Previously, he won gold with Team Ontario in the 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in Port Alberni, British Columbia,[14] and finished second in tournament scoring with 11 points in six games.[15] Seguin attended Canada’s World Junior selection camp in Regina for the World Junior Championships (U20), but failed to make the team.


Career statistics Edit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Plymouth WhalersOHL612146672811511168
2009–10Plymouth WhalersOHL63485810654955108
2010–11Boston BruinsNHL7411112218133472
OHL totals 124 69 104 173 82 20 10 16 26 16
NHL totals 74 11 11 22 18 13 3 4 7 2


  1. Graham, Doug (2009-10-14). Seguin walks own path in OHL. Toronto Sun. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Kimelman, Adam (2009-10-16). Coaching change helped bring out the best in Seguin. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Duff, Bob (2010-01-19). Seguin determined to be No. 1 pick. Windsor Star. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  4. NHL draft going Hollywood. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (2009-12-04). Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  5. North American Skaters Midterm Rankings. National Hockey League (2010-01-11). Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  6. CHL 2010 Top Prospects Game roster. Canadian Hockey League (2010-01-12).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Hall and Seguin share Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy as OHL scoring champs. The Canadian Press (2010-03-16). Retrieved on 2010-03-17.
  9. "NHL Central Scouting Bureau", April 8, 2010. 
  10. "", April 8, 2010. 
  11. "Seguin reminiscent of a rookie Stamkos", ESPNBoston, December 2, 2010. 
  12. Joe Haggerty (March 22, 2011). "Seguin starts to 'get it' as season winds down". Retrieved on April 29, 2011.
  13. Seguin among Canadian junior team's cuts. National Post (2009-12-15). Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  14. Ontario beats Pacific to win gold medal at U-17 tournament. The Sports Network (2009-01-05). Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  15. 2009 World Under-17 Challenge – Statistics. Hockey Canada. Retrieved on 2010-03-10.
  16. OHL Top Scorers. Ontario Hockey League (2010-03-14). Retrieved on 2010-03-14.

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Preceded by
Jordan Caron
Boston Bruins first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Dougie Hamilton

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