Team: EHC Biel
Stats: 12GP, 8G, 8A, 16P
Tyler Seguin is currently the Bruins highest scorer in Europe. Through 12 games, he has been rapidly ascending the Swiss scoring charts.
With 16 points, Seguin is currently ranked 9th in the Swiss National League. He is ranked ahead of NHL stars Logan Couture, Rick Nash, and Joe Thornton. As the disparity in games played evens out, Seguin is on pace to eclipse the league leaders.
In Biel, Seguin has formed a superb partnership with former University of New Hampshire forward Jacob Macflikier, who is the team's leading scorer...for now. Macflikier is sixth in league points, having seen his goals increase with the arrival of Seguin.
Biel currently sits directly in the middle of the league standings, but could see their fortunes change soon as Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane recently signed with the team.
Rumor has it Kane could join Seguin on Biel's top line, according to Tracey Myers of CSN Chicago. Such a partnership would almost certainly decimate most Swiss defenses. Upon joining forces with Kane, Seguin's numbers should only improve.
On October 20, Seguin had a goal and two assists in a 6-3 loss to Patrice Bergeron's HC Lugano. He scored his first EHC Biel hat-trick the following day, against HC Ambri Piotta.
The former-2nd-overall pick in 2010, Seguin improved tremendously last season, as he became the Bruins leading scorer. Based on his quick start to the Swiss campaign, Seguin looks capable of being the point-per-game player that Boston fans have dreamed about since Marc Savard's career was derailed by injuries.
At just 20-years-old, Tyler Seguin could be ready for NHL superstardom, and seems likely to become the face of the franchise sooner rather than later.