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Turner Elson
#15

Position: LW
Date of Birth: 09/13/1992
Height: 6' 0"   Weight: 195 lbs
Shoots: L
Birthplace: New Westminster, British Columbia

Biography:

 


First season as a Griffin…Fifth year pro…Signed as a free agent by Calgary, 9/22/11…Signed as a free agent by Colorado, 7/1/16…Signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 7/1/17...Assigned by Detroit, 9/27/17.

Career Highlights: Won the 2014 Kelly Cup with the ECHL’s Alaska Aces...Logged an assist during his NHL debut with Calgary, 4/9/16 vs. MIN…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)…Scored a career-high 30 points in back-to-back seasons, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

 2016-17: Totaled three points (1-2—3) and 12 PIM with the San Antonio Rampage while being limited to 13 games due to injury…Notched his first goal of the season, 10/23/16 vs. CHI…Made his return to the lineup, 3/12/17 vs. CLE. 2015-16: In 63 games with the Stockton Heat, tied a career high with 30 points (14-16—30) while setting career bests in assists (16), PIM (59) and shots (159)…As an alternate captain with the Heat, ranked among the team’s leaders with 30 points (6th), 14 goals (5th), 16 assists (7th), three shorthanded goals (T1st), 159 shots (4th) and 63 games (2nd)…Tied for fourth in the AHL in shorthanded goals…Converted on his only shootout attempt of the season…Made his NHL debut with the Calgary Flames, 4/9/16 at MIN, picking up an assist and a plus-one rating in 14:54 of ice time…Notched a pair of assists in his season debut, 10/10/15 vs. RFD, his first of seven multi-point games on the season…Scored a season high two goals, 11/14/15 at TEX…Logged a career high 10 PIM, 3/12/16 vs. TEX. 2014-15: Appeared in 59 games with the Adirondack Flames and established career highs in points (17-13—30) and goals (17)…Added a plus-five rating and 52 PIM…Ranked among the team’s leaders with four game-winning goals (T1st), 30 points (8th), 17 goals (4th), a plus-five rating (T6th) and 150 shots (2nd)…Totaled four fights…Tallied a career-high three-game assist streak, 12/6/14-12/10/14…Logged a career high four-game point streak on two occasions, 12/6/14-12/12/14 and 4/10/15-4/17/15…Racked up five goals during a career-high three-game goal streak, 2/7/15-2/13/15…Totaled six multi-point games on the season. 2013-14: In his rookie campaign, appeared in 37 games with the Abbotsford Heat (AHL) and 18 games with the Alaska Aces (ECHL)…Tallied three points (2-1—3) and 19 PIM with Abbotsford…Compiled 15 points (5-10—15), a plus-10 rating and 18 PIM with Alaska…Helped Alaska win the ECHL’s Kelly Cup after scoring 11 points (7-4—11) in 21 postseason games…Scored his first AHL goal in his third game of the season, 10/11/13 vs. MIL…Registered three penalties for fighting on the season…Made his ECHL debut,  2/7/14 vs. STK…Logged a season-high three assists, 3/22/14 at STK…Strung together a four-game point streak, 3/25/14-3/30/14…Enjoyed a five-game point streak in the Kelly Cup Playoffs, 5/23/14-5/30/14. 2012-13: In his final junior season with Red Deer, placed second on the Rebels in goals (26), assists (31) and points (57) while playing in 64 games…Plus-26 rating led the team…Alternate captain…Five game-winning goals placed second on Red Deer…Added nine points (5-4—9) and six PIM in nine WHL playoff games…Recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick, 11/2/12 at SPO…Scored a season-high three points (2-1—3), 1/31/13 vs. KTN…Scored a pair of assists and nabbed a plus-five rating, 2/8/13 at SEA…Tallied a season-high five-game point streak, 3/1/13-3/8/13...Played in two games with the Abbotsford Heat after his junior season concluded. 2011-12: Skated in 55 games with Red Deer and ranked among the team’s leaders with 46 points (4th), 21 goals (2nd), 25 assists (5th), 59 PIM (7th) and five power play goals (5th)…Made his professional debut with the Abbotsford Heat and recorded two PIM, 4/15/12 vs. TOR…Scored a season-high four points on two occasions, 11/4/11 vs. SEA and 1/21/12 vs. P.G….Tallied a Gordie Howe hat trick, 10/29/11 at LET…Logged a season-high 17 PIM and had one assist, 1/8/12 at EDM…Racked up 16 points (8-8—16) during a season-high nine-game point streak, 10/28/11-11/18/11. 2010-11: In his second season with Red Deer, skated in 68 games and ranked among the team’s leaders with 31 points (8th), 16 goals (6th), 15 assists (T9th), a plus-27 rating (T5th) and 124 PIM (3rd)…Added four assists and 23 PIM in nine playoff games…Scored a hat trick and added an assist while tallying five PIM, 1/26/11 vs. LET…Had a season-high 17 PIM, 3/18/11 at EDM. 2009-10: In his first season with Red Deer, totaled 17 points (9-8—17) in 66 games…94 PIM ranked third on the club…Recorded four PIM in four postseason contests…Notched a goal, two assists and 10 PIM in his WHL debut, 9/19/09 vs. KTN.

Personal: Hometown is Edmonton…Has four siblings, all brothers…Best friend in hockey is Mason Geertsen…Great hockey memory is winning the Kelly Cup with the Alaska Aces…Started playing hockey at the age of three as a center…Hockey nicknames are Els, turkey or meat…Hockey idol as a youth was Pavel Bure…Chose jersey no. 15 because it was his number growing up…Greatest influence on hockey career has been his grandfather because he pushed him to stick with hockey when he did not know if he wanted to…Plans to be a scout or coach after his playing career…First job was working at a car wash…Greatest obstacle he’s overcome is missing almost the entire season last year…Proudest personal accomplishment is signing his first NHL contract…Favorite charities are those for ALS walks…Most exciting place he’s visited is Mexico during last season’s all-star break…An interesting fact about him is he’s a huge video gamer…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a pro golfer…Also played soccer and baseball growing up…Once met Justin Bieber…Favorite quote is “things fall apart for better things to build up”…Favorite foods are poutine, pizza and chicken pot pie…Favorite music artist is Kodak Black…Favorite movie is Semi Pro…Favorite television show is That 70s Show…Favorite website is YouTube…Favorite vacation spot is Kelowna…Roots for the Philadelphia Eagles…Least favorite pro team is the Golden State Warriors…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is the NFL…Enjoys video games, golf and music.

AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 63, 2015-16 Assist Streak: 3, 12/6/14-12/10/14
Goals: 17, 2014-15 Point Streak: 4, twice (MR: 4/10/15-4/17/15)
Assists: 16, 2015-16 Goals, Game: 2, five times (MR: 11/14/15 STK at TEX)
Points: 30, twice (MR: 2015-16) Assists, Game: 2, five times (MR: 1/13/16 STK vs. SA)
PIM: 59, 2015-16 Points, Game: 2, 13 times (MR: 3/5/16 STK at SD)
Goal Streak: 3, 2/7/15-2/13/15 PIM, Game: 10, 3/12/16 STK vs. TEX)
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/15/12 ABB vs. TOR NHL Game: 4/9/16 CGY at MIN
AHL Point: 10/11/13 ABB vs. MIL (goal) NHL Point: 4/9/16 CGY at MIN (assist)
AHL Goal: 10/11/13 ABB vs. MIL (Magnus Hellberg) NHL Goal: N/A

Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A 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 55 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 0 0 0 0 0
  AHL TOTALS 175 34 32 66 144 0 0 0 0 0
  PRO TOTALS 194 39 43 82 162 21 7 4 11 16

Goalies

# Name POS
30 Tom McCollum G
31 Jared Coreau G

Defensemen

# Name POS
2 Joe Hicketts D
5 Robbie Russo D
9 Vili Saarijarvi D
13 Filip Hronek D
18 Brian Lashoff D
20 Dan Renouf D
52 Dylan McIlrath D

Forwards

# Name POS
10 Ben Street C
15 Turner Elson LW
19 Luke Esposito LW
23 Dominic Turgeon C
25 Axel Holmstrom C
26 Eric Tangradi LW
28 Matt Lorito LW
29 Dylan Sadowy RW
39 Tyler Bertuzzi LW
45 Colin Campbell RW
47 Corey Elkins C
55 Matthew Ford RW
65 Dominik Shine RW
73 Matt Puempel LW
77 Evgeny Svechnikov RW