23 Dominic Turgeon
Third season as a Griffin…Third year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 5/9/15…Assigned by Detroit, 10/1/16…Assigned by Detroit, 10/1/17…Recalled by Detroit, 1/13/18…Assigned by Detroit, 1/23/18…Recalled by Detroit, 1/24/18…Assigned by Detroit, 1/26/18.
Career Highlights: 2017 Calder Cup champion with Grand Rapids…Became the 167th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he made his debut with the Red Wings, 1/14/18 at CHI…Nearly doubled his point production from his rookie campaign in 2017-18 with 32 points…Captained Portland (WHL) in 2015-16 and led the team in points and goals…Helped Portland win the 2012-13 WHL Championship.
2017-18: In his second pro season, tallied 32 points (14-18—32), a plus-13 rating and 23 PIM in 69 games with the Griffins…Compared to his rookie year, bettered his outputs in points, goals, assists and plus-minus…Ranked among the team’s leaders in points (T8th), goals (6th), assists (9th) and plus-minus (2nd)…Missed the season’s final three games and the postseason after undergoing treatment for thoracic outlet syndrome in April…Became the 167th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL when he debuted with the Red Wings in their 4-0 victory, 1/14/18 at CHI…Appeared in five games with Detroit and recorded two PIM while averaging 9:14 of ice time…Established a career-high three points behind two goals and an assist, 10/13/17 at SJ…Tallied an assist in his 100th career game as a Griffin, 12/21/17 at CHI…Tied a career high with three points, 12/30/17 at CLE… Logged a five-game point and assist streak, 12/21/17-12/30/17…Posted his first career hat trick, 2/17/18 at MB…Totaled six multi-point games.
2016-17: Recorded 18 points (6-12—18) and six PIM in 71 games during his rookie campaign with the Griffins…Ranked fourth on the team in scoring among rookie skaters…Added two points (1-1—2) and two PIM while skating in all 19 playoff games and helped Grand Rapids win the Calder Cup…Made his professional debut, 10/14/16 vs. CHI…Tallied his first pro point on an assist, 11/4/16 vs. IA…Scored his first pro goal, 11/26/16 at CLE…Notched his first multi-point outing as a pro behind two assists, 12/15/16 at CHI…Scored his first career Calder Cup Playoff goal in Game 3 of the Calder Cup Finals, 6/7/17 at SYR.
2015-16: In his fourth and final full season with Portland (WHL), paced the team with 70 points (36-34—70) and 36 goals in 72 games…Also ranked among the team’s leaders with 12 power play goals (1st), four game-winning goals (2nd), 34 assists (3rd), a plus-seven rating (4th), and 12 power play assists (4th)…Recorded a point in 46 games on the season including 20 multi-point contests…Piled up 12 points (8-4—12) during a six-game point streak, 10/16/15-10/28/15…Chipped in one assist in two postseason contests.
2014-15: Skating in 67 games with Portland, placed among the team’s leaders with 43 points (T6th), 18 goals (5th), 25 assists (8th), a plus-14 rating (9th), three power play goals (8th), six power play assists (8th) and two game-winning goals (T7th)…Ranked third on the team with eight goals while accumulating nine total points (8-1—9) in 17 WHL Playoff games…Accounted for four goals in six games during a first-round series victory against Seattle.
2013-14: Totaled 31 points (10-21—31), 31 PIM and a plus-18 rating in 65 games for Portland…Tied for fourth on the team with two shorthanded markers…Scored a season-high three points in back-to-back games, 2/14/14 at KAM (2-1—3) and 2/15/14 at VAN (1-2—3)…Logged 12 points (4-8—12) during a season-high seven-game point streak, 2/7/14-2/18/14…Showed eight points (2-6—8) while appearing in all 21 playoff contests.
2012-13: In his first full season with Portland, helped the Winterhawks capture the 2013 WHL Championship…Contributed eight points (3-5—8) in 54 regular season games and skated in five postseason contests…Totaled three points (0-3—3) and earned a bronze medal while representing USA at the 2013 U17 World Hockey Championships.
2011-12: Appeared in one game with Portland after wrapping up his midget minor season with the Colorado Thunderbirds (Tier 1, EHL).
Personal: Lives in Denver…Has two sisters…His father, Pierre, was selected first overall by Buffalo in the 1987 NHL Draft and registered 1,327 points (515-812—1,327) in 1,294 career NHL games with six different teams spanning 19 seasons…His uncle, Sylvain, appeared in 669 NHL games with four different teams across 12 seasons…Best friend in hockey is Cale Morris…Greatest hockey memory is winning the Calder Cup…Also was a part of a championship team with the Portland Winterhawks in the WHL…Started playing hockey at the age of four and his first position was center…Hockey nicknames are Turg and Dom…Hockey idol as a youth was his dad…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his dad, who taught him everything he knows since he was a child…Plans to stay involved in hockey after his playing career…First job was as a hockey player…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is multiple surgeries…Proudest achievement is winning the Calder Cup…Supports children’s hospitals…The most exciting thing he’s done is to visit Europe for the Ivan Hlinka Tournament…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a music artist…Favorite quote is “to whom much is given, much is expected”…Favorite food is sushi…Favorite music artists are Migos, Drake and Post Malone…Least favorite music artist is Taylor Swift…Favorite movie is Lone Survivor…Favorite television shows are Sons of Anarchy and Prison Break…Frequents NHL.com…Favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas…Roots for the Denver Broncos…Favorite sport to watch is football…Enjoys video games, fantasy sports and boating.
- Games Played 71, 2016-17
- Goals 14, 2017-18
- Assists 18, 2017-18
- Points 32, 2017-18
- PIM 23, 2017-18
- Goal Streak N/A
- Assist Streak 5, 12/21/17-12/30/17
- Point Streak 5, 12/21/17-12/30/17
- Goals, Game 3, 2/17/18 GR at MB
- Assists, Game 2, three times (MR: 2/9/18 GR vs. SA)
- Points, Game 3, three times (MR: 2/17/18 GR at MB)
- PIM, Game 5, 2/4/18 GR at CLE
- AHL Game 10/14/16 GR vs. CHI
- AHL Point 11/4/16 GR vs. IA (assist)
- AHL Goal 11/26/16 GR at CLE (Anton Forsberg)
- NHL Game 1/14/18 DET at CHI
- NHL Point N/A
- NHL Goal N/A
Meet the 2018-19 Grand Rapids Griffins
The Grand Rapids Griffins have plenty of new faces as they prepare for their home opener Friday against Hershey at Van Andel Arena. (MLive)
Irony awaits Dominic Turgeon following recovery from blood clot
Dominic Turgeon's 2017-18 season with the Grand Rapids Griffins ended abruptly in Texas when swelling in his arm became too uncomfortable to ignore. (MLive)