GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Detroit Red Wings on Saturday recalled center Dominic Turgeon from the Grand Rapids Griffins.
Turgeon, 21, ranks sixth on the Griffins with 23 points (9-14—23) in 40 games this season to go along with a plus-eight rating and 16 penalty minutes, and he has already surpassed last year’s rookie mark of 18 points (6-12—18) in 71 contests. He notched the game-winning goal in last night’s 4-2 victory versus Cleveland.
Should he debut with the Red Wings, Turgeon will become the 167th Griffins alumnus to play in the NHL. Detroit plays at Chicago tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. EST.
Selected by the Red Wings in the third round, 63rd overall, of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Turgeon helped Grand Rapids win the 2017 Calder Cup in his first year as a professional. The 6-foot-2, 203-pound center skated in all 19 postseason games and contributed two points.
Born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Turgeon spent four full seasons with the Portland Winterhawks in the Western Hockey League prior to turning pro. He amassed 152 points (67-85—152) in 259 regular season games from 2011-16. Turgeon added 18 points (10-8—18) in 45 career playoff games, helping Portland capture the league championship during his first campaign in 2012-13. Captaining the Winterhawks in 2015-16, Turgeon led the team with career-high totals in goals (36) and points (70) in 72 appearances.
Dominic is the son of former NHL player and current Los Angeles Kings assistant coach Pierre Turgeon, who registered 1,327 points (515-812—1,327) in 1,294 career games with six different teams spanning 19 seasons (1987-2007).
The Griffins take a three-game winning streak into tonight’s 7 p.m. matchup against the Cleveland Monsters at Van Andel Arena.
Single-game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can secure their full-season, select-season or group ticket packages by calling (616) 774-4585 ext. 2 or visit griffinshockey.com for more information.