LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 07: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Dallas Stars stick handles into the Los Angeles Kings zone at Staples Center on March 7, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Jaromir Jagr
The Stars have traded Jaromir Jagr and Derek Roy, a day ahead of the NHL trade deadline.
Jagr was picked up by the Boston Bruins in an attempt to improve their shaky offense.
The 10th leading goal scorer in NHL history, who leads the Stars in points this season, Jagr was traded Tuesday for two prospects, forwards Lane MacDermid and Cody Payne, and a conditional second-round pick in this year's draft, the Stars announced.
The deal came five days after the Bruins thought they obtained forward Jarome Iginla from the Calgary Flames, only to learn Iginla had been traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
In his first season with the Stars, the 41-year-old Jagr has 14 goals and 26 points. Brad Marchand leads the Bruins with 14 goals and Patrice Bergeron is first with 31 points. Jagr has 679 career goals.
The Stars also acquired Kevin Connauton and a 2nd-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft from the Vancouver Canucks for center Derek Roy.
Here is more on Connauton and Roy from the Stars:
Connauton, 23, has spent the last two seasons playing for the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League (AHL). He has appeared in 133 games, posting 58 points (20G-38A) along with 125 penalty minutes. During the 2012-13 campaign with the Wolves, Connauton has 25 points (7G-18A) in 60 games, ranking first in goals and second in points amongst defenseman. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound defenseman from Edmonton was Vancouver's third-round selection (83rd overall) in the 2009 NHL Draft.
Roy, 29, skated in 30 games this season with Dallas posting 22 points (4G-18A) after being acquired via trade from Buffalo on July 2, 2012. Over the course of his NHL career, Roy has appeared in 579 games, tallying 165 goals, 284 assists for 449 points. The Ottawa native was Buffalo's second-round selection (32nd overall) in the 2001 NHL Draft.