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Elson Turner

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LW | Shoots: L | 5-11 | 185 | DOB: 9/13/92 | Age: 28 | Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta | Drafted: Undrafted

Season Stats

Season GP Goals Assists Points +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG SOG SOA SO % SH SH %
2019-20 Regular Season 61 9 13 22 8 45 0.36 1 3 0 0 0.0 105 8.6
Career AHL Stats

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Bio

Fourth season as a Griffin…Eighth year pro…Signed to a three-year contract by Calgary, 9/22/11…Reassigned from Red Deer (WHL) to Abbotsford by Calgary, 3/20/12…Reassigned from Red Deer to Abbotsford by Calgary, 4/13/13…Assigned to Abbotsford by Calgary, 9/18/13…Reassigned from Abbotsford to Alaska (ECHL) by Calgary, 2/4/14…Reassigned from Alaska to Abbotsford by Calgary, 2/21/14…Reassigned from Abbotsford to Alaska by Calgary, 3/21/14…Assigned to Adirondack by Calgary, 9/29/14…Recalled from Adirondack by Calgary, 4/21/15…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Calgary, 7/24/15…Assigned to Stockton by Calgary, 9/28/15…Recalled from Stockton by Calgary, 4/8/16…Assigned to Stockton by Calgary, 4/10/16…Signed to a one-year contract by Colorado, 7/1/16…Assigned to San Antonio by Colorado, 10/2/16…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…Signed to a two-year contract by Detroit 2/5/19…Assigned by Detroit, 9/29/19…Re-signed to a one-year contract by Detroit, 9/26/20.

Career Highlights: Established career highs in points (39), goals (18), assists (21), PIM (80) and games played (72) with the Griffins in 2018-19…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.

2018-19: In his second season as a Griffin, established career highs with 39 points (18-21—39), 18 goals, 21 assists, 80 PIM and 72 games played…Plus-12 rating matched his career best from 2017-18, also with Grand Rapids…Paced the team with three shorthanded goals and tied for the team lead with 72 GP…Ranked among the club’s leaders in points (4th), goals (4th), assists (5th), plus/minus rating (T4th) and PIM (3rd)…In addition to three shorthanded goals, also logged three power play goals and was one of two players (Colin Campbell) on the Griffins to post a SHG and a PPG…Three SHG tied for eighth in the AHL and tied for fifth in the franchise’s all-time top 10 for a single season…Totaled nine multi-point games…Tied for the team’s postseason scoring lead with four points (2-2—4) while playing in all five Calder Cup Playoff games…Also ranked among the club’s playoff leaders with two goals (T2nd), two assists (T3rd) and a plus-three rating (T3rd)…Recorded a point in four of five postseason games…Matched his career high with a four-game point streak on two occasions, 11/10/18-11/17/18 and 11/28/18-12/5/18…While playing in his 250th AHL game, scooped up his 100th AHL point on his second-period shorthanded goal, 11/24/18 at CHI…Posted a season-high two goals, including one shorthanded, 11/28/18 vs. CHI…Tallied two three-game assist streaks, 11/30/18-12/5/18 and 3/24/19-3/29/19, to equal career highs…Played in his 100th game as a Griffin, 1/31/19 at TEX…Skated in his 300th AHL contest, 4/5/19 at SJ.

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…One of five brothers and they all used to play hockey…Best friend in hockey is Alex Petrovic…Greatest hockey memory is winning the Kelly Cup with the Alaska Aces in 2014…First skated at the age of three and his first position was center…Hockey nicknames are Els and Turk…Hockey idol as a youth was Pavel Bure…Chose his jersey number because he used it as a young player in minor hockey…Greatest influence on his hockey career has been his grandpa because he’s battled through so much and ran 43 marathons…Plans to become a scout after his playing career…First job was working at a car wash…Greatest obstacle he’s overcome is being a walk-on as a 17-year-old in the WHL…Proudest achievement is playing in his first NHL game…Favorite charity is Stollery Children’s Hospital…Most exciting thing he’s done is he bungee jumped in the West Edmonton Mall…An interesting fact about him is he’s a computer nerd…If he could trade places for a day with another occupation, he would be a snowboard pro…Also played soccer, football and slo-pitch growing up…Lists real estate as an entrepreneurial interest…Most famous non-hockey person he’s met is LeBron James…Favorite quote is “no sacrifice, no victory”…Favorite food is pizza…Favorite music artist is City and Colour…Favorite movie is Semi-Pro…Favorite television show is That ‘70s Show…Favorite website is NFL.com…Favorite vacation place is Greece…Roots for the Philadelphia Eagles…Favorite sport to watch other than hockey is football…Enjoys water sports, all sports and video games.

Career Stats

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 -- -- -- -- --
2017-18 Grand Rapids AHL 57 9 12 21 49 5 2 0 2 0
2018-19 Grand Rapids AHL 72 18 21 39 80 5 2 2 4 0
2019-20 Grand Rapids AHL 61 9 13 22 45 -- -- -- -- --
NHL TOTALS 1 0 1 1 0 -- -- -- -- --
GRIFFINS TOTALS 190 36 46 82 174 10 4 2 6 0
AHL TOTALS 365 70 78 148 318 10 4 2 6 0
PRO TOTALS 384 75 89 164 336 31 11 6 17 16

AHL Career Highs

  • Games Played 72, 2018-19
  • Goals 18, 2018-19
  • Assists 21, 2018-19
  • Points 39, 2018-19
  • PIM 80, 2018-19
  • Goal Streak 3, 2/7/15-2/13/15
  • Assist Streak 4, 1/5/20-1/11/20
  • Point Streak 4, five times (MR: 1/5/20-1/11/20)
  • Goals, Game 2, eight times (MR: 3/3/20 GR at SA)
  • 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

Career Firsts

  • 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

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