Tyler Seguin is a professional hockey player who currently plays center-forward for the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League. He is also the assistant captain of the team. Interestingly, Tyler Seguin started playing field hockey at the age of 7 and has played for several hockey teams. He has also won several tournaments and championships.
Seguin was born into a family of ice hockey players. As his first child, he followed in the footsteps of his parents, as did his younger sisters. Let’s take a look at the life and career of the 2012 Spengler Cup winner.
Tyler Seguin Biography (Age)
The full name of Tyler Seguin is Tyler Paul Seguin. He was born on January 31, 1997, in Whitby, Southern Ontario, Canada, the son of the family of Jackie and Paul Seguin, former hockey players. He is their first child and older brother of his two sisters Candice and Cassidy, who like him came after their parents and also pursued a career in field hockey.
The hockey star attended St. Michael’s College School but traded his chance to continue his education at the university level for membership on the Plymouth Whalers hockey team. He is a very close friend of Michael Stud, the popular American musician.
Ice Hockey Career
Seguin started playing ice hockey as a child, exactly at the age of 7 years. He first played for the Whitby Wildcats of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA) before joining the Toronto Young Nationals in Brampton, Ontario. He joined the team at the age of 13 and played under coach Rick Vaive for three years.
In 2008, Tyler joined the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and gave up college education. He joined the Plymouth Whalers after being ranked 9th in the OHL Priority Selection Draft. His 2008-2009 season was unimpressive, with only one goal in 17 games. However, he improved the next season after the Whalers hired a new coach. This season he scored 36 points in 18 games, a massive improvement over his debut season.
Tyler’s hard work and ultimate success led to him being selected as the second on the prospect list for the 2010 NHL draft. He also played for Team Orr in 2010 and was named captain of the team. That same year, he won the Eddie Powers Memorial Trophy alongside Taylor Hall. He won this trophy by scoring 106 points at the end of the 2009-10 season.
2010 marked the end of his amateur career, as he started his professional career the following season. His first professional team was the Toronto Maple Leafs, but he was traded for another player, Phil Kessel when he joined the Boston Bruins in 2010 in the National Hockey League. He made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on October 9 and scored his first NHL goal against the Phoenix Coyotes the next day, October 10.
He won the Stanley Cup in 2011 and at the same time improved his goal difference per game and also as a player. He scored his first hat trick for the Boston Bruins on November 5, 2011, against his former team, the Toronto Maple Leafs. Seguin was later to move to the Dallas Stars on July 4, 2013, where he still plays as a center and assistant captain.
In addition to playing for professional teams, Tyler has also played internationally for his home country, Canada. In 2009 he participated with Team Ontario in the World U-17 Hockey Challenge in British Columbia and in the same year in the Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament – winning a goal medal in both competitions. Over the years he has also participated in other tournaments.
Tyler Seguin’s Sisters and Girlfriend
Tyler Seguin was born into the family of Jackie and Paul Seguin, who were both hockey players. They supported their son to play field hockey and he was able to build a career out of it. They had two other children, Candice and Cassidy. There is no other information about Tyler’s sisters known except that they also play field hockey.
His love life was in the tabloids when he recently got together with his new girlfriend, Ali Nugent. Ali is a model who won the Miss Texas USA beauty contest in 2013. She also participated in the Miss USA beauty contest. It is not known exactly when the couple got together, but it was shortly after Tyler broke up with another model girlfriend, Ciara Price.
His Salary and Net Worth
The player of the Dallas Stars, Tyler Seguin, can look back on a flourishing career. He started his hockey career at the age of 7 and later played for several teams. In his transitions, he won medals, tournaments, and the like and all this has contributed to his wealth.
It is not known exactly how much his salary has been over the years, although it turns out that in 2018 he signed an eight-year contract worth $78.8 million with his current team. His net worth is estimated at $25 million.