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Red Wings re-sign Dominic Turgeon

Former third-round pick has appeared in nine NHL games in last two seasons

by Kyle Kujawa / DetroitRedWings.com

DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed center Dominic Turgeon to a one-year contract.

Turgeon, 23, completed his third professional season in 2018-19, appearing in 72 games with the American Hockey League's Grand Rapids Griffins and compiling 20 points (6-14-20), a plus-one rating and 41 penalty minutes, adding three points (1-2-3) in three postseason games. Turgeon also appeared in four games with the Red Wings and has skated in five NHL games for Detroit since debuting in 2017-18. In nine total NHL games, Turgeon has registered two penalty minutes, five shots on goal, six hits, 11 blocked shots and four takeaways in 10:43 average time on ice. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound forward has totaled 212 AHL games with the Griffins over the last three seasons (2016-19), logging 70 points (26-44-70), a plus-21 rating and 70 penalty minutes. He won a 2017 Calder Cup championship with Grand Rapids and has registered five points (2-3-5) and two penalty minutes in 22 total Calder Cup Playoff games.

Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Turgeon spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks prior to his professional career, tallying 152 points (67-85-152) and 91 penalty minutes in 259 games from 2011-16. He captained the Winterhawks in 2015-16 and registered a junior career-high 70 points (36-34-70) in 72 games. He was also a WHL champion with Portland in 2012-13 and picked up 18 points (10-8-18) in 45 career postseason WHL games. Born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Turgeon skates for the United States internationally and represented Team USA at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, combining for four points (0-4-4) in 11 appearances between the two tournaments.

Dominic Turgeon, Center

Born Feb 25 1996 -- Pointe-Claire, PQ

Height 6.02 -- Weight 200 -- Shoots L

 

Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 3 #63 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft

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