Dallas Stars Player Profile: Tyler Seguin

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The Dallas Stars have been in offseason mode after dropping a 2-1 decision to the Edmonton Oilers in Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference Finals on Sunday, June 2, 2024. But the Stars’ offseason is reportedly powered by the reality that they’re still in a championship window.

Most recently, Dallas traded forward Ty Dellandrea to the San Jose Sharks for the Winnipeg Jets’ fourth-round pick in the 2025 NHL Draft. Dallas’ recent move cleared up some salary cap space. Best of luck in San Jose, Ty Dellandrea!

We’ll see what happens starting in the 2024-25 NHL season. Until then, let’s focus on Stars veteran forward Tyler Seguin. Here’s what you need to know about Seguin.

Tyler Seguin told ESPN, “We went through a gauntlet and beat some really good teams and knew we had something special … We lost to a team that we thought we could beat, and sometimes, that’s playoffs. Sometimes, it’s that one bounce, that one goal, that one save. That’s why we all love it. That’s why it’s the hardest damn trophy in the world to win.”

Tyler Seguin, 32, is one of the Stars’ and the NHL’s most popular players. Born on January 31, 1992, in Brampton, Ontario, Canada, Tyler is a Canadian center and alternate captain. Tyler was raised in Whitby, Ontario, Canada, due to his father Paul Seguin’s career. Paul played college hockey at the University of Vermont, while his wife, Jackie Seguin, played youth hockey for the Brampton Canadettes Girls Hockey Association. Tyler has two sisters: Candace, a professional hair stylist and colorist at Mink Hair Lounge, and Cassidy Seguin, who reportedly lives a private life. Tyler won gold medals at the 2009 Hlinka Memorial Tournament, 2009 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, and 2015 IIHF World Championship.

When he was young, Tyler Seguin played for the Ontario Minor Hockey Association’s Wildcats and the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers. Seguin was drafted second overall by the Boston Bruins at the 2010 NHL Draft. He subsequently signed a three-year, $3.75 million entry-level contract with the Bruins, the maximum allowed for such a contract. He made his NHL debut on October 9, 2010, and recorded four shots on goal in the Bruins’ 5-2 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes in Prague, Czech Republic, and scored his first NHL goal the next day in the Bruins’ 3-0 shutout of the Coyotes. He spent three seasons in Boston before being traded to Dallas in a massive, seven-player trade for forward Lou Eriksson and prospects Joe Morrow, Reilly Smith, and Matt Fraser.

Since 2013, Tyler Seguin has been playing for the Dallas Stars. Seguin clicked with fellow forward and future captain Jamie Benn. Seguin and Benn were best known for the Bennaissance and then the Seguinlightenment. Seguin scored his 300th NHL goal on March 22, 2022, in the Stars’ 5-3 win over the Edmonton Oilers at the American Airlines Center.

Currently, Tyler Seguin is in the sixth year of an eight-year, $78.8 million contract with the Stars. Seguin’s long-term contract with the Stars will expire after the 2026-2027 NHL season. His future in Dallas is uncertain and there’s a chance that he’ll move on from the Stars in three years. We’ll see what happens, but the Stars could get the most out of him — and Jamie Benn, for that matter — by maximizing their current production, star power, and roles.

Sorry, folks. Tyler Seguin has been married since the Summer of 2023. Seguin married Kate Kirchof on July 15, 2023, at a destination wedding in Albany, Bahamas, surrounded by family and friends, including Seguin’s Dallas Stars teammates. Kirchof graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2020, worked as a social media manager for Bar Stellar, a sales associate for Scout & Molly’s, and a program specialist for Allegis Global Solutions, and interned for Hospital Infanta Luisa in Seville, Andalusia, Spain. The couple dated for a few years before announcing their engagement in Santorini, Greece, on July 17, 2022.

Off the ice, Tyler Seguin seems to be an average guy, depending on whether or not you agree with him. Seguin, who wears a No. 91 jersey, grew up as a Toronto Maple Leafs fan. Seguin’s go-to cheat meal is a pepperoni pizza, but he reportedly thinks that putting pineapple on pizza is “disgusting.” And, if he wasn’t a professional hockey player, he said he’d be a lacrosse player instead.

Ana Kieu

Ana Kieu is a journalist by trade. Her love for sports shows in her writing, editing, and podcasting work. She writes about the NHL for Inside The Rink.

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