The Boston Bruins, who fell to Chicago in six games in the Stanley Cup finals, moved Thursday to line up the personnel for another title shot with a seven-player trade with the Dallas Stars.
The blockbuster deal between the US NHL teams sends forward Tyler Seguin, center Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button from Boston to Dallas in exchange for forward Loui Eriksson, along with forward prospects Reilly Smith, Matt Fraser and defensive prospect Joe Morrow.
Eriksson recorded 12 goals and 29 points in 48 games for Dallas this season, and departs the only NHL club he has represented with 150 goals and 357 points in 501 career contests.
"Eriksson is a good two-way player -- he's fast, has a good release from either side, can play in all situations, and fits into the Bruins system well," said Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli.
Seguin, taken second overall by the Bruins in the 2009 NHL entry draft, hasn't quite lived up to expectations.
He scored 16 goals with 16 assists in 48 regular-season games, but he was limited to a goal and seven assists in 22 playoff games.
"Tyler is a dynamic player that will be a part of our core group for a long time to come," Stars general manager Jim Nill said of the 21-year-old. "A player at his age, position and talent level are extremely difficult to acquire and we're thrilled to bring him into our organization.