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Dominic Turgeon Recalled By The Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Dominic Turgeon from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.

Turgeon, 21, was originally drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The second-year pro has appeared in 40 games for the Griffins this season and has already bested his rookie-season totals in goals (9), assists (14) and points (23), after logging 18 points (6-12-18) in 71 games during the 2016-17 campaign. Turgeon currently sits sixth on the Griffins in points and also ranks among team leaders with nine goals (5th), 14 assists (5th), a plus-eight rating (T2nd) and 74 shots on goal (T6th). The Pointe-Clare, Quebec, native was also a member of the Griffins’ 2017 Calder Cup championship team, skating in all 19 of the team’s postseason games and registering two points (1-1-2).

The 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks prior to turning professional, totaling 152 points (67-85-152) and 91 penalty minutes in 259 games from 2011-16. As captain of the Winterhawks in 2015-16, he 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 WHL games. Turgeon’s father, Pierre, scored over 500 NHL goals for Buffalo, the NY Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado from 1987-07 and his uncle, Sylvain, skated in 669 NHL games for Hartford, New Jersey, Montreal and Ottawa from 1983-95.

Dominic Turgeon, Center
Born Feb 25 1996 – Pointe-Clare, QC
Height 6.02 -- Weight 203 -- Shoots L

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

                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM
2011-12  Portland Winterhawks        WHL     1    0    0    0    0  --  --  --  --  --
2012-13  Portland Winterhawks        WHL    54    3    5    8    2   5   0   0   0   0
2013-14  Portland Winterhawks        WHL    65   10   21   31   31  21   2   6   8  18
2014-15  Portland Winterhawks        WHL    67   18   25   43   36  17   8   1   9   0
2015-16  Portland Winterhawks        WHL    72   36   34   70   22   2   0   1   1   0
2016-17  Grand Rapids Griffins       AHL    71    6   12   18    6  19   1   1   2   2
2017-18  Grand Rapids Griffins       AHL    40    9   14   23   16  --  --  --  --  --

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Figaro's avatar

Looking forward to seeing what the kid can do.

Posted by Figaro from Los Alamos, NM on 01/13/18 at 06:50 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

Well that’s a big FU to Puempel.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/13/18 at 07:29 PM ET

Laran's avatar

Puempel is a total liability. Career AHLer.

Posted by Laran on 01/13/18 at 07:59 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Puempel is a total liability. Career AHLer.

Posted by Laran on 01/13/18 at 06:59 PM ET


Posted by ilovehomers on 01/13/18 at 09:11 PM ET


Svech is another bust.


So easy to follow opinions with “truthbomb” to make them sound like undisputed facts…

Posted by fatsavage on 01/14/18 at 09:47 AM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Well I have had just about enough of this.

fatsavage, do what you do best. Talk Wings, no more references to other KK members.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/13/18 at 04:20 PM ET

Please quit critiquing everything I do and say. I don’t know what else to do now but put it into the public. It’s not constructive and frankly its a little concerning.

Go away.

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/14/18 at 10:39 AM ET


I think calling up Turgeon makes more sense than Svech. Fast forward a few years and I expect Turgeon to be an NHL’er, like a Sheahan or Glendening. I expect Svech to be like Jurco. A bust. Another wasted pick. That’s an opinion.  rolleyes

Posted by fatsavage on 01/14/18 at 12:56 PM ET

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