Count Tyler Seguin among the Bruins players who will be returning from Europe at the beginning of January to stand ready if the NHL and NHLPA hammer out an agreement on a new CBA.
The 20-year-old Bruins star forward confirmed to CSNNE.com that hes headed home from Switzerland following his participation in the Spengler Cup tournament this week, and that his stint with HC Biel is over. Seguin finished with 25 goals and 40 points in 29 games for the Swiss A League club and was arguably the most dominant NHL player participating in Europe over the last three months.
It would appear the Bruins forward is poised to make a significantly impactful contribution to Boston in his all-important third NHL season . . . if there is one. Seguin finished last year with 29 goals and 67 points in his first All-Star campaign, but it appears thats just scratching the surface judging by his nearly goal-per-game showing in Europe.
Seguin joins Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci and Andrew Ference as Bs players in Europe who finished up their time overseas just after Christmas, and will now start to filter their way back to Boston. Both Bergeron and Seguin are playing for Team Canada in Spengler Cup action this week, but actually ended their stints with the individual Swiss teams last week. Seguin has been in Boston a couple of times over the last three months during lengthy breaks in the European schedule, but hell be back for good now until the NHL 2012-13 season is either saved or cancelled.
Seguin is in the final year of a three-year entry level contract with the Bruins, but has already been locked up to a six-year contract with Boston that guarantees hell be in Black and Gold for a long time to come.