Tyler Seguin back on the ice as he looks to rebound for Dallas Stars
Dallas Stars star center Tyler Seguin had a subpar year if you want go by his hockey card. In 81 games last season, he registered 24 goals and 49 points. That was good for .60 points per game, but a far cry from the .89 he registered from 2017-18 through 2019-20.
Seguin, 30, played just 3 games during the 2020-21 season due to hip and knee issues. Which likely was still showing after-effects last season that impacted his explosive skating style.
Unfortunately, he suffered a fractured foot in these past playoffs against the Calgary Flames. A first-round loss where he notched 2 goals and 2 assists in 7 games.
Tyler Seguin back on the ice
On Tuesday, the Dallas Stars posted a photo on social media showing Seguin on the ice along with the caption: “He’s baaaackkkkk 91.”
At the conclusion of that series against the Flames he admitted to breaking his foot in Game 1. He managed to deal with it by utilizing painkillers all the way through to Game 7. Seguin also noted surgery was not required to repair the issue and was looking forward to the offseason to train.
“Just getting little things in my body that I was missing this year that I can get back,” Seguin said. “Knowing I needed one more summer, and I’m excited for it.”
Seguin has 686 points (305 goals, 381 assists) in 825 career games for the Bruins (2010-13) and Stars. The Boston Bruins selected him second overall on the 2010 Draft, where he won a Stanley Cup in 2011.
Big year for the Dallas Stars
On May 20, Dallas Stars head coach Rick Bowness decided to step down allowing the team to bring in Peter DeBoer after his dismissal from the Vegas Golden Knights.
DeBoer, 54, has a career regular season coaching record of 513-379-123 in four stops with the Florida Panthers, New Jersey Devils, San Jose Sharks and Golden Knights.
The veteran coach had reached the playoffs in each of his first two seasons behind the Vegas bench after replacing Gerard Gallant on January 15, 2020. Despite a season filled with injuries to key players, his failure to make the playoffs surely played a role in his dismissal.
Dallas finished the season with a record of 46-30-6 record for 98 points claiming the first wild card spot. This season, they aspire to do more with DeBoer at the helm and hopefully a return to form for Seguin.