15 Turner Elson
Second season as a Griffin…Sixth 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…Signed to a one-year contract, 6/18/18.
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…Scored a career-high 30 points in back-to-back seasons with Adirondack in 2014-15 and Stockton in 2015-16…Scored a career-high 17 goals in 2014-15 with Adirondack.
2017-18: Skated in 57 games during his first season as a Griffin, posting 21 points (9-12—21), a plus-12 rating and 49 PIM…Plus-12 marked a career high and tied for third on the team…Tied for ninth on the club in goals and placed eighth in PIM…Made his Calder Cup Playoff debut and tallied two goals while appearing in all five Central Division Semifinals games…In his first game as a Griffin, scored a career-high four points behind a goal and three assists, 10/6/17 vs. MB…Combined to post seven points (3-4—7) in the first three games of the campaign…Recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, an assist and a fight, 11/8/17 vs. SA…Missed 16 games due to illness, 12/8/17-1/8/18…Played in his 200th career AHL game, 1/13/18 vs. CLE…Tallied an assist for his 100th point as a pro, 3/25/18 at CHI…Scored a goal in Game 1 of the Central Division Semifinals, his first AHL postseason appearance, 4/21/18 at MB.
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.
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…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…Set junior career highs in points, goals and assists…Led the team with a plus-26 rating…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…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.
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: Lives in Edmonton, Alberta, during the off season…Born in New Westminster, British Columbia…Has four brothers and they all used to play hockey…Best friend in hockey is Alex Petrovic…Greatest hockey memory is getting his first NHL point…Won the Kelly Cup with the Alaska Aces in 2014…Started playing hockey at the age of three and his first position was as a forward…Hockey nicknames are Turkey, Turk, Meat and Els…Hockey idol as a youth was Pavel Bure…Chose his jersey number because he used it when he was young…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his grandpa, a marathon runner…Plans to stay in the game doing something, perhaps coaching or scouting, after his playing career…First job was working at a car wash…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome is groin and sports hernia surgery…Proudest achievement is playing in his first NHL game…Supports the Stollery Children’s Hospital…An interesting fact about him is he’s the best all-around gamer on the team…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be an actor…Also played baseball, soccer and football growing up…Lists real estate as an entrepreneurial interest…Most famous non-hockey person he’s met is LeBron James…Favorite quote is “you can find light even in the darkest of places”…Favorite foods are pizza, donair and poutine…Enjoys listening to music by Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Kodak Black…Favorite movie is Semi Pro…Favorite television show is Family Guy…Frequents NFL.com…Favorite book is Undisputed Truth by Mike Tyson…Favorite vacation spot is Cabo San Lucas…Roots for the Philadelphia Eagles…Favorite sport to watch is the NFL…Enjoys fantasy sports, video games and basketball.
- Games Played 63, 2015-16
- Goals 17, 2014-15
- Assists 16, 2015-16
- Points 30, twice (MR: 2015-16)
- PIM 59, 2015-16
- Goal Streak 3, 2/7/15-2/13/15
- Assist Streak 3, 12/6/14-12/10/14
- Point Streak 4, twice (MR: 4/10/15-4/17/15)
- Goals, Game 2, six times (MR: 10/13/17 GR at SJ)
- Assists, Game 3, 10/6/17 GR vs. MB
- Points, Game 4, 10/6/17 GR vs. MB
- PIM, Game 17, 3/11/18 GR at HER
- AHL Game 4/15/12 ABB vs. TOR
- AHL Point 10/11/13 ABB vs. MIL (goal)
- AHL Goal 10/11/13 ABB vs. MIL (Magnus Hellberg)
- NHL Game 4/9/16 CGY at MIN
- NHL Point 4/9/16 CGY at MIN (assist)
- NHL Goal N/A