Boston, MA - Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, July 4, that the club has acquired forwards Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow from the Dallas Stars in exchange for forwards Rich Peverley Tyler Seguin and defenseman Ryan Button. Peter Chiarelli will hold a conference call today, July 4 at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the transaction.
Eriksson appeared in all 48 regular season games in 2013 for the Stars, notching 12 goals (tied for first on the team) and 17 assists (tied for fourth on the team) for 29 points (tied for second on the team) with eight penalty minutes. The 27-year-old has spent seven seasons with Dallas from 2006-2013, where the winger has amassed 150 goals and 207 assists for 357 points with a plus-31 rating in 501 career games. Eriksson played in his 500th career NHL game on April 25, 2013 against Columbus. The forward also played in his first NHL All-Star game in 2011.
The forward has appeared in 22 NHL playoff games in his career, earning four goals and five assists for nine points with eight penalty minutes.
The 6’2’’, 196-pound native of Gothenberg, Sweden was selected by the Dallas Stars in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Fraser skated in 12 games with Dallas in 2013, where the forward notched one goal and two assists. The 23-year-old forward also appeared in one game for the Stars in 2011-12, making his NHL career totals 1-2=3 totals in 13 NHL games.
Prior to joining Dallas, Fraser skated in 135 games from 2011-2013 with the Texas Stars (American Hockey League), where the winger recorded 90 goals and 31 assists for 121 points. In the 2012-13 season with Texas, Fraser led the team with 33 goals and was second in points, with 46. In 2011-12, Fraser led Texas in goals (37) and points (55) through 73 games. On April 11, 2013, Fraser was selected to the 2012-13 AHL Second All-Star Team, as voted on by the American Hockey League coaches, players and media.
Before joining the Texas Stars, Fraser skated in 257 games with the Kootenay Ice of Western Hockey League from 2008-2011, amassing 87 goals and 87 assists with 403 penalty minutes. The winger ranked among the top three in PIM’s with Kootenay from 2008-11.
The 6’2’’, 204-pound winger hails from Red Deer, Alberta and was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Stars on November 17, 2010.
Smith appeared in 37 games with Dallas in the 2013 campaign, earning three goals and six assists for nine points with a plus-eight rating. In 2011-12, the forward appeared in three games for the Stars, making his NHL totals 3-6=9 in 40 games.
The 22-year-old skated in 45 games for the Texas Stars 2012-13, notching 14 goals and 21 assists with a plus-13 rating. Prior to joining the Texas Stars, Smith played for three seasons at Miami University (Ohio), where he skated in 121 games, tallying 66 goals and 56 assists for 122 points. Smith led Miami University in 2010-11 and 2012-13 in goals with 28 and 30 respectively.
The 6’0’’, 185-pound forward from Toronto, Ontario was selected by the Dallas Stars in the third round (69th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Morrow split time between the Texas Stars and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (American Hockey League) in 2012-13, skating in 66 games, notching five goals and 14 assists for 19 points with 39 penalty minutes. Prior to playing in the AHL, the blueliner spent five seasons (2007-2012) in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks. Morrow skated in 227 games with Portland, registering 33 goals and 111 assists.
The 6’1’’, 206-pound native of Sherwood Park, Alberta was selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Joe Morrow was traded to the Dallas Stars along with a 2013 fifth-round pick from the Penguins in exchange for forward Brenden Morrow and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.
In three seasons with Boston (2010-2013), Peverley skated in 127 games, accruing 21 goals and 46 assists for 67 points with a plus-10 rating. The 30-year-old forward appeared in 53 postseason games with the Bruins, including all 25 playoff games in the 2011 Stanley Cup Championship run, posting nine goals and 10 assists.
Peverley has skated in 380 NHL games in his career, racking up 77 goals and 134 assists for 211 points with 152 penalty minutes. In 59 NHL postseason games, the winger has accrued nine goals and 12 assists for 21 points.
The 6’0’’ 195-pound native of Kingston, Ontario was signed by the Nashville Predators as a free agent on January 17, 2007. On February 18, 2011, Peverley was traded to Boston by Atlanta for Boris Valabik and Blake Wheeler.
In three seasons with Boston (2010-2013), Seguin skated in 203 games, registering 56 goals and 65 assists with a plus-56 rating. In 2011-12, the forward became the youngest player in club history to win the team’s scoring title at 20 years old, when he set career highs in goals (29), assists (38), points (67) and plus-minus rating (+34). The winger was a member of the Bruins 2011 Stanley Cup Championship team and was selected to the NHL All-Star game in 2012.
Seguin skated in all 22 of the 2013 playoff games, notching one goal and seven assists. The 21-year-old appeared in 42 postseason games for Boston, tallying six goals and 12 assists for 18 points, with a plus-six rating.
The 6’1’’, 182-pound native of Brampton, Ontario was selected by the Boston Bruins in the first round (second overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Button skated in 60 games with the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League) this season, registering 15 penalty minutes. Button also skated in five games for the South Carolina Stingrays (East Coast Hockey League) in 2012-13, earning a plus-four rating. In 60 AHL with the Providence Bruins from 2010-13, the 22-year-old blueliner recorded three assists and racked up 33 penalty minutes.
In 2011-12, the D-man skated 30 games with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, scoring one goal and five assists for six points. From 2007-11, Button skated in a total of 264 games in the Western Hockey League with the Prince Albert Raiders and Seattle Thunderbirds, where he amassed 16 goals and 97 assists.
The 6’0’’, 185-pound native of Edmonton, Alberta was selected by the Boston Bruins in the third round (86th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
CONFERENCE CALL INFORMATION
-Title: Boston Bruins Conference Call
-Media Toll Free Dial In #: 866-719-0110
-Conference Call ID/ Passcode: 5168683
-Time: 5:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, July 4, 2013
-Who: Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins acquire forwards Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser, Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow in exchange for forwards Tyler Seguin, Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button.