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    Tyler Seguin not first big pick Bruins gave up on

    Tyler Seguin will be wearing a Stars jersey next season.
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    Tyler Seguin will be wearing a Stars jersey next season.

    The Bruins moved on from Tyler Seguin after three semiproductive seasons. That’s a short leash for a No. 2 overall draft pick, but hardly unprecedented in team history. The Bruins have traded six other players they drafted in the top five, and all found success elsewhere.

    A look at those players:

    Barry Gibbs, D

    First overall in 1966


    With Bruins: 24 games, 0 points

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    After Bruins: 773 games, 282 points

    Gibbs was traded to Minnesota along with Tom Williams for a minimal return. Gibbs was an All-Star in 1973.

    Reggie Leach, RW

    Third overall in 1970

    With Bruins: 79 games, 26 points


    After Bruins: 855 games, 640 points

    Leach, a two-time All-Star with the Flyers, went in a package to California. The Bruins gained Carol Vadnais.

    Rick MacLeish, LW

    Fourth overall in 1970

    With Bruins: 0 games, 0 points

    After Bruins: 846 games, 759 points


    MacLeish, a three-time All-Star, was dished to the Flyers in a three-way deal that brought the Bruins Mike Walton.

    Glen Wesley, D

    Third overall in 1987

    With Bruins: 537 games, 307 points

    After Bruins: 920 games, 230 points

    Wesley was 25 when dealt to Hartford for picks that turned into Kyle McLaren, Johnathan Aitken, and Sergei Samsonov.

    Joe Thornton, C

    First overall in 1997

    With Bruins: 532 games, 454 points

    After Bruins: 593 games, 664 points

    Thornton ended up with the Hart Trophy following his early-season trade in 2005, making three All-Star teams with Sharks.

    Phil Kessel, RW

    Fifth overall in 2006

    With Bruins: 222 games, 126 points

    After Bruins: 282 games, 253 points

    Kessel, a two-time All-Star was the piece that got Toronto to part with picks that became Seguin and Dougie Hamilton.