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RED WINGS AGREE TO TERMS WITH TURNER ELSON

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Saturday agreed to terms with forward Turner Elson on a one-year contract.

Elson, 24, totaled three points (1-2—3) and 12 penalty minutes with the AHL’s San Antonio Rampage this season while being limited to 13 games due to injury.

The 6-foot, 195-pound winger served as an alternate captain with the Stockton Heat in 2015-16 and ranked among the team’s leaders with 30 points (6th), 14 goals (5th) and 16 assists (7th). Elson made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames on April 9, 2016 against Minnesota and logged his first NHL point on an assist.

Since debuting with the Abbotsford Heat at the end of the 2011-12 season, Elson has appeared in 175 career AHL contests between Abbotsford (2011-14), Adirondack (2014-15), Stockton and San Antonio and compiled 66 points (34-32—66) and 144 PIM. He logged consecutive 30-point campaigns in 2014-15 and 2015-16, his last two full seasons.

Elson won the 2014 Kelly Cup as a member of the ECHL’s Alaska Aces, tallying 15 points (5-10—15) in 18 regular season games before scoring 11 points (7-4—11) in 21 postseason tilts.

A native of New Westminster, British Columbia, Elson skated in 254 games with Red Deer of the Western Hockey League from 2009-2013 and racked up 151 points (72-79—151) and 337 PIM. He placed second on the Rebels in goals (26), assists (31) and points (57) during his final campaign in 2012-13.

The Griffins will raise their 2017 Calder Cup championship banner and begin the defense of their title on Friday, Oct. 6 at Van Andel Arena when the puck drops on the 2017-18 season with Opening Night presented by Huntington Bank. Additional home dates confirmed by the American Hockey League include Dec. 31, Jan. 20, Feb. 10, Feb. 24 and March 3.

Single-game tickets will go on sale to the public on Sept. 8. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.
 
 

TURNER ELSON * Forward

Height: 6’0"     Weight: 195     Shoots: Left    Born: 9/13/92 in New Westminster, British Columbia

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP PTS PIM
2009-10 Red Deer WHL 66 9 8 17 94 4 0 0 0 4
2010-11 Red Deer WHL 68 16 15 31 124 9 0 4 4 23
2011-12 Red Deer WHL 56 21 25 46 59 -- -- -- -- --
  Abbotsford AHL 1 0 0 0 2 -- --  --  -- --
2012-13 Red Deer WHL 64 26 31 57 60 9 5 4 9 6
  Abbotsford AHL 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Abbotsford AHL 37 2 1 3 19 -- -- -- --  --
  Alaska ECHL 18 5 10 15 18 21 7 4 11 16
2014-15 Adirondack AHL 59 17 13 30 52 -- -- --  --  --
2015-16 Stockton AHL 63 14 16 30 59 -- -- -- -- --
  Calgary NHL 1 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016-17 San Antonio AHL 13 1 2 3 12 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS 1 0 1 1 0 --  --  -- -- --
  AHL TOTALS 175 34 32 66 144 -- -- -- -- --
  PRO TOTALS 194 39 43 82 162 21 7 4 11 16