Fresh off losing a second Stanley Cup championship in three years, Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli moved quickly to rework the team’s roster for another deep run.
The Bruins landed wingers Loui Eriksson and prospects Reilly Smith and Matt Fraser and Joe Morrow from the Dallas Stars for centers Tyler Seguin and Rich Peverley and defenseman Ryan Button, the teams announced Thursday.
Seguin, the second overall pick in the 2010 draft, recently signed a six-year deal with Boston with a $5.75 million average annual value. Peverley, who will turn 31 on July 8, has two years left on his deal.
Eriksson, who reportedly waived his no-trade clause, had 12 goals in 48 games during the lockout-shortened season but has scored 118 goals in the previous four years, including a 36-goal campaign in 2008-09.
The Stars, meanwhile, land a cornerstone center in the 21-year-old Seguin, who scored just one goal in 22 playoff games. Still, the budding star lit the lamp 29 times last season and has 121 points in 203 career NHL games.
Senators extend contract for coach MacLean
The Ottawa Senators are keeping NHL Coach of the Year Paul MacLean for three more years.
MacLean, 55, guided the Senators to the playoffs in each of his first two seasons at the helm, including securing the Eastern Conference’s seventh seed in the playoffs for an injury-ravaged squad. The Senators then upset the second-seeded Montreal Canadiens before losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round.
Maple Leafs buy out Grabovski
The Toronto Maple Leafs have bought out the remaining four years of center Mikhail Grabovski’s contract, according to a TSN report.
Grabovski, 29, had four years and $21.5 million left on his contract. The Maple Leafs will be charged $5.5 million per season against the salary cap. This is the second of two allowed compliance buyouts for Toronto, who cut defenseman Mike Komisarek last week.
Grabovski scored just nine goals and had seven assists during the lockout-shortened season. He set career highs with 29 goals and 58 points two years ago.