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REPORT: Former 2nd overall pick admits he ALMOST retired when he was in his 20's

Published October 24, 2022 at 3:39 PM
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If you remember all the way back to the 2010 National Hockey League Entry Draft, this was the year of the infamous Taylor vs Tyler.

Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin were the top rated prospects in the 2010 draft, both were playing in the Ontario Hockey League. Both finished the 2009-10 season with 106 points and it was a very close decision on who should be selected first overall.

Ultimately the Edmonton Oilers chose to go with Windsor Spitfires Taylor Hall with their first pick, which left Tyler Seguin to the Boston Bruins who acquired the pick from the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Phil Kessel trade.

Over Seguins career, he has had quite a few injuries, but after the 2020 Stanley Cup run, he suffered an injury that took quite a toll on his body, one that which kept him out of all of the 2020-21 season except for the final 3 games.


Seguin just turned 30 this year but apparently after one of these injuries, he considered retirement. He shared a conversation with The Score that he had with a friend while he was battling with one of the injuries:

I looked over at my friend and said, 'I don't know if I'll ever be able to play anymore. My career might be over. This might be it.' I just didn't see any light at the end of the tunnel.

Whenever there are dark times, whenever I'm down, I think about that, about being in Muskoka, about where I've come from. That keeps you going.

Seguin has recently admitted that he feels better than he did in previous years and coming into this season he has felt better than he has in years.

While he took more of a secondary role on the Stars last year, he still managed to score 24 goals and 49 points. This season he is off to a hot start with 2 goals and 5 points in 5 games. Let's hope that Seguins health issues are surely behind him and we can see him come back to the elite player he once was.

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REPORT: Former 2nd overall pick admits he ALMOST retired when he was in his 20's

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