On this date one year ago, Tyler Seguin feared that his role for the Bruins during the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs might be nothing more than working hard during practices and being an upbeat, encouraging teammate off the ice.

For a month, he was right.

Throughout the first and second rounds of the postseason, against Montreal and Philadelphia, when Bruins coach Claude Julien selected the 12 forwards he believed gave his team the best chance for victory, Tyler Seguin was not among them.