DETROIT – The Detroit Red Wings today recalled center Dominic Turgeon from the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins.
Turgeon, 21, was originally drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (63rd overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The second-year pro has appeared in 40 games for the Griffins this season and has already bested his rookie-season totals in goals (9), assists (14) and points (23), after logging 18 points (6-12-18) in 71 games during the 2016-17 campaign. Turgeon currently sits sixth on the Griffins in points and also ranks among team leaders with nine goals (5th), 14 assists (5th), a plus-eight rating (T2nd) and 74 shots on goal (T6th). The Pointe-Clare, Quebec, native was also a member of the Griffins’ 2017 Calder Cup championship team, skating in all 19 of the team’s postseason games and registering two points (1-1-2).
The 6-foot-2, 203-pound forward spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks prior to turning professional, totaling 152 points (67-85-152) and 91 penalty minutes in 259 games from 2011-16. As captain of the Winterhawks in 2015-16, he registered a junior career-high 70 points (36-34-70) in 72 games. He was also a WHL champion with Portland in 2012-13 and picked up 18 points (10-8-18) in 45 career WHL games. Turgeon’s father, Pierre, scored over 500 NHL goals for Buffalo, the NY Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado from 1987-07 and his uncle, Sylvain, skated in 669 NHL games for Hartford, New Jersey, Montreal and Ottawa from 1983-95.
Dominic Turgeon, Center
Born Feb 25 1996 – Pointe-Clare, QC
Height 6.02 -- Weight 203 -- Shoots L
Selected by Detroit Red Wings round 3 #63 overall 2014 NHL Entry Draft
With Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm injured against Pittsburgh on Saturday, Turgeon looks likely to make his NHL debut as the Red Wings head to Chicago for a Sunday evening tilt. Turgeon takes up roster spot #23, so no additional roster moves have been announced or are needed.