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Ian Turnbull

Ian Turnbull

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: December 22, 1953
BIRTHPLACE: Montreal, QC, Canada
DRAFTED: TOR / 1973 NHL Amateur Draft
ROUND: 1st   (15th overall)
OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1972, 1973) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1977) Missed majority of 1974-75 due to knee injury vs. St. Louis, November 25, 1974. Traded to Los Angeles by Toronto for Billy Harris and John Gibson, November 11, 1981. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, October 4, 1982.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres