|1992-1993||New York Islanders|
Turgeon pitched for Canada at the Little League World Series in 1982 and five years later, the Buffalo Sabres made the high-scoring center the No. 1 pick in the 1987 NHL Draft following his 154-point season (69 goals, 85 assists) with Granby of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
His time in Buffalo included finishing with 106 points (40 goals, 66 assists) in 1989-90, his third NHL season. But Turgeon blossomed after being traded to the New York Islanders on Oct. 25, 1991. He had his best NHL season in 1992-93, finishing with 132 points (58 goals, 74 assists) to help New York qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs and won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.