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Red Wings reassign Turgeon to GR

From the Red Wings:

BOOTH RETURNS TO DETROIT, TURGEON ASSIGNED TO GRAND RAPIDS
… Booth Has Tallied Five Points in 19 Games with Red Wings …

DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled left wing David Booth from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins and assigned center Dominic Turgeon to the Griffins.

Booth, 33, has five points (4-1-5), six penalty minutes and 27 shots on goal in 19 games with the Red Wings. The 11th-year pro returned to the NHL this season after attending Detroit’s training camp on a professional tryout and earning a contract with the club. Booth has logged 521 NHL games with Florida, Vancouver, Toronto and Detroit since 2006-07 and has registered 236 points (124-112-236) and 212 penalty minutes. The 6-foot-1, 212-pound forward spent the last two seasons in Russia playing for Admiral Vladivostok and Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. He picked up 25 points (10-15-25) and 46 penalty minutes in 42 KHL games from 2015-17.

The Washington, Mich., native has played parts of three seasons in the AHL, totaling 16 points (8-8-16) and 28 penalty minutes in 30 games with the Rochester Americans (2006-07), Utica Comets (2013-14) and Toronto Marlies (2014-15). Originally drafted by Florida in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft, Booth spent four seasons with the Michigan State Spartans prior to turning pro, totaling 105 points (45-60-105) in 134 games for the Spartans from 2002-06. He also spent two seasons with the U.S. National Team Development Program in 2001-02 and represented the United States at several international tournaments, winning two gold medals at the 2002 IIHF World Under-18 Championship and the 2004 IIHF World Junior Championship, and representing the men’s national team at the 2008 IIHF World Championship.

Turgeon, 21, has appeared in five games with the Red Wings this season following his NHL debut on Jan. 14 at Chicago, averaging 9:14 time on ice and recording three shots on goal. The second-year pro has already surpassed his rookie-season totals in 40 games for the Griffins this season with 9 goals, 14 assists and 23 points after tallying 18 points (6-12-18) in 71 games during the 2016-17 campaign. The Pointe-Clare, Quebec native ranks sixth on the Griffins in points and also sits among team leaders with nine goals (5th), 14 assists (T7th), a plus-eight rating (3rd) and 74 shots on goal (8th). Turgeon 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).

Prior to turning professional, Turgeon spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks, recording 152 points (67-85-152) and 91 penalty minutes in 259 games from 2011-16. Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward 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 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.
David Booth, Left Wing
Born Nov 24 1984  -- Detroit, MI
Height 6.01 -- Weight 212 -- Shoots L

Selected by Florida Panthers round 2 #53 overall 2004 NHL Entry Draft                                            --- Regular Season ---  ---- Playoffs ----
Season   Team                        Lge    GP    G    A  Pts  PIM  GP   G   A Pts PIM

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2000-01  Compuware Ambassadors       NAHL   42   17   13   30   44
2001-02  USNTDP Under-18 Team        NAHL    6    1    3    4   18
2001-02  U.S. Junior National Team   USHL   12    4    3    7    6  --  --  --  --  --
2002-03  Michigan State University   CCHA   39   17   19   36   53
2003-04  Michigan State University   CCHA   30    8   10   18   30
2004-05  Michigan State University   CCHA   29    7    9   16   30
2005-06  Michigan State University   CCHA   36   13   22   35   50
2006-07  Rochester Americans         AHL    25    7    7   14   26   6   0   2   2   4
2006-07  Florida Panthers            NHL    48    3    7   10   12  --  --  --  --  --
2007-08  Florida Panthers            NHL    73   22   18   40   26  --  --  --  --  --
2008-09  Florida Panthers            NHL    72   31   29   60   38  --  --  --  --  --
2009-10  Florida Panthers            NHL    28    8    8   16   23  --  --  --  --  --
2010-11  Florida Panthers            NHL    82   23   17   40   26  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Florida Panthers            NHL     6    0    1    1    2  --  --  --  --  --
2011-12  Vancouver Canucks           NHL    56   16   13   29   32   5   0   1   1   0
2012-13  Vancouver Canucks           NHL    12    1    2    3    4  --  --  --  --  --
2013-14  Vancouver Canucks           NHL    66    9   10   19   18  --  --  --  --  --
2013-14  Utica Comets                AHL     3    0    1    1    0  --  --  --  --  --
2014-15  Toronto Marlies             AHL     2    1    0    1    2  --  --  --  --  --
2014-15  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL    59    7    6   13   25  --  --  --  --  --
2015-16  Vladivostok Admiral         KHL    23    6   10   16   30   5   0   0   0  12
2016-17  Omsk Avangard               KHL    19    4    4    8   16  12   2   0   2  10
2017-18  Detroit Red Wings           NHL    19    4    1    5    6
2017-18  Grand Rapids Griffins       AHL     0    0    0    0    0
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         NHL Totals                        521  124  112  236  212   5   0   1   1   0

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
2017-18  Detroit Red Wings           NHL     5    0    0    0    2
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         NHL Totals                          5    0    0    0    2

 

Update: From the Grand Rapids Press's Peter J. Wallner:

Booth's status remains unclear as the Red Wings have four days off before returning to practice on Tuesday. Their next game is Wednesday at home against San Jose.

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Comments

TreKronor's avatar

If I were Booth/Turgeon, I’d go in together on a place in Lansing to make this back and forth a little easier wink

Wonder if this is so Turgeon can get some AHL games in during the AS Break.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/26/18 at 02:58 PM ET

marcmadsen's avatar

Wonder if this is so Turgeon can get some AHL games in during the AS Break.

Must be for the Griffins game tomorrow night

Posted by marcmadsen on 01/26/18 at 04:32 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Good call, fellas.

Posted by ilovehomers on 01/26/18 at 04:34 PM ET

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