Dominic Turgeon

by Travis on January 30, 2016
 

Dominic Turgeon, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 196

Born: 1996-02-25 

Hometown: Cherry Hills, CO, USA 

Drafted: 3rd Round 2014 (63rd overall) by Detroit 

 


Observations:

January 2016- Dominic Turgeon comes from a long lineage of NHL experience with father Pierre lacing it up in nearly 1200 games and uncle Sylvain skating in nearly 700 himself. Usually that stat alone can grab the attention of scouts, but Turgeon doesn’t want genetics to be the reason he gets the opportunity to further his career. Dominic has yet to flash elite offensive production in the WHL like his father who scored at greater than a point-per-game over his NHL career, but his ability to play in any facet of the game can’t be taken for granted. Routinely praised for his ability to shutdown opposing teams top lines along with responsibility of winning key faceoffs and kill penalties makes Turgeon a valuable asset to any coach.

 

Heading into the 2014 Draft the Red Wings scouts were very high on Turgeon and that was proven when they traded up 13 spots to select the Portland Winterhawks pivot. Labeled as a strong two-way player with potential for offense to blossom as his role increases. This now Turgeon’s fourth season we are starting to see that offense come to fruition as he currently sits top 25 in league scoring with 24G-25A-49PTS in 28 games played to date.  Although the Captain’s personal success has translated to the same team success that Portland is accustomed to and shows well that he has continued to improve which each passing year. Turgeon is going to need that arc to continue to trend upward if he hopes to land an NHL gig like his uncle and father before him. Travis Watson

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

Third line shutdown role looks to be Turgeon’s projection at this stage, but he has 40-50 point potential. Perhaps more offense to come as a late bloomer.

 

Footage:

Below you will see Turgeon’s creativity on display when he buries the game tying goal before dazzling the crowd with a sublime assist on the game winner:

 

Pretty cool draft day video of the father/son combo after Dominic was selected 63rd overall by Detroit with a little irony as Pierre was drafted 1st overall by Buffalo in 1987 in Detroit:

 

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