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Wings sign Turgeon to entry-level deal

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today signed center Dominic Turgeon to a three-year entry-level contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed.

Turgeon, 19, skated in 67 games for the Western Hockey League's Portland Winterhawks in 2014-15, setting new career bests with 43 points (18-25-43) in 67 games, along with a plus-14 rating and 36 penalty minutes. He ranked sixth on the club in scoring, while his 18 goals stood as fifth-best. Turgeon also added nine points (8-1-9) in 17 postseason games, sitting third on the team in goals and helping the Winterhawks reach the WHL's conference finals for the fifth consecutive season. The 6-foot-2, 190-lb., center has skated in 187 career games for Portland, totaling 82 points (31-51-82), a plus-30 rating and 69 penalty minutes. He has also notched 17 points (10-7-17) in 43 playoff games, earning a WHL championship in 2013.

A native of Cherry Hills, Colo., Turgeon was selected by Detroit in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2014 NHL draft. He represented his country a the 2013 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, helping the United States capture a bronze medal with three points (0-3-3) in six games.

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