Seguin compiled only 22 points in 74 games in his first season in the league. But that came despite playing a majority of his minutes on the team's third and fourth lines. This season, the 19-year-old should see an increased role with the Bruins, including on the power play, which could mean we get a better look at the type of offensive threat that he is.
The 2010 second overall pick already showed flashes of brilliance during last season's Stanley Cup run, most notably when he had a goal and an assist in his playoff debut against the Lightning and then followed it up with a four-point effort the next game. Seguin would only record one point for the remainder of the postseason, but it was abundantly clear that his future is bright.
Seguin has shown versatility early on, as he possesses the ability to play both center and on the wing. And no matter where he's placed, his fantastic ice vision is always on display. Entering this season with a bigger frame, we'll see if Seguin becomes a more physical player, as physicality and defensive presence were the biggest question marks surrounding him last season.
With three points through two games this season, we are already beginning to see what the future could hold for Seguin. He's beginning to see more ice time and has shown an ability to put good shots on net, registering eight in the two games.
It could be a couple of years before Seguin becomes an NHL All-Star. Then again, some young players in years past have stepped up in their second season, including Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos, who put up 51-44-95 totals in his second season in the league — also at age 19.
It might be tough for Seguin to reach such a high figure because he'll still play primarily on the Bruins' third line because of their depth. But there's a great chance that we'll see him at least improve upon last season's numbers.
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