Bruins, Stars swing 7-player trade
July 4, 2013
The Boston Bruins, parent club of the AHL's Providence Bruins, have acquired forwards Loui Eriksson, Matt Fraser and Reilly Smith and defenseman Joe Morrow from the Dallas Stars, parent club of the AHL's Texas Stars, in exchange for forwards Rich Peverley and Tyler Seguin and defenseman Ryan Button.
Fraser was a Second Team AHL All-Star in 2012-13, notching 33 goals and 13 assists for 46 points along with a plus-13 rating in 62 games, finishing second in the AHL in goals for the second consecutive season as Texas earned the best record in the Western Conference. He added two goals in nine Calder Cup Playoff games.
As a rookie in 2011-12, Fraser recorded 37 goals and 18 assists for 55 points in 73 games for Texas. Fraser's 70 goals over the last two seasons are the most by any AHL player, and he represented the Stars at the AHL All-Star Classic in both 2012 and 2013.
A 23-year-old native of Red Deer, Alta., Fraser skated in 12 games with Dallas in 2012-13, tallying one goal and two assists. He also skated in one NHL game with the Stars in 2011-12.
Smith skated in 45 games for Texas in 2012-13, his first professional season, notching 14 goals and 21 assists for 35 points along with a plus-13 rating. He added 0-4-4 in seven games during the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs. Smith also appeared in 37 games with Dallas, earning three goals and six assists for nine points with a plus-8 rating.
The 22-year-old Toronto native was a third-round draft pick by Dallas in 2009.
Morrow played 66 AHL games as a rookie in 2012-13 between Texas and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, totaling five goals and 14 assists for 19 points.
Morrow, a 20-year-old from Sherwood Park, Alta., was selected by Pittsburgh in the first round (23rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft and acquired by Dallas in the trade that sent Brenden Morrow to the Penguins.
Eriksson, a 31-goal scorer as a rookie with the AHL's Iowa Stars in 2005-06, has appeared in 501 career NHL games with Dallas, notching 150 goals and 207 assists in his career.
Button skated in 25 games with Providence in 2012-13, registering no points and 15 penalty minutes. He also skated in five games for the South Carolina (ECHL). In 60 career AHL contests with the Bruins, Button has totaled three assists.
A 22-year-old native of Edmonton, Alta., Button was selected by Boston in the third round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
Peverley, who reached the 2006 Calder Cup Finals and scored 30 goals in 2006-07 for the Milwaukee Admirals, has appeared in 380 career NHL games with Boston, Atlanta and Nashville, and was a member of the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup championship team.