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#23 Dominic Turgeon
Pos: C
D.O.B.: 2/25/96
From: Cherry Hills, CO
Height: 6'2
Weight: 203
Shoots: Left
Drafted: 2014 draft 3rd rnd, 63rd overall by Detroit (NHL)
Acquired: Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL) 5/9/15
Personal:
Plus: Great skater with quick feet... Intelligent player who sees the ice well... Excels at the defensive aspects of the game including penalty killing and blocking shots...
Minus: Offensive potential remains untapped...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings Director of Amateur Scouting - Tyler Wright "We wanted him and he's got good bloodlines (his father, Pierre, played in the NHL). He's got great hockey sense. He played on a team where he kind of got moved back because of a lot of older and high-skilled guys who are moving on now. He's going to inherit a little bit of a bigger role next year and we hope his scoring ability will show. But we're really excited about getting him where we did."
What GRC says: Summer 2016 Turgeon is a shutdown defensive center who can skate other players into the ground. He should help the GR penalty kill and there is hope that he can continue to develop his offensive game to make him more of a two-way threat. He is an intelligent player with a high hockey IQ which is apparent in his postional awareness. He enters the season recovering from shoulder surgery, so may get off to a slow start when he is finally ready to play.

Role: Two-way Center
Projection: NHL 2nd or 3rd line Center

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Transactions
5/6/15 Signed ATO with Grand Rapids (AHL)
5/9/15 Signed 3-yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
5/18/15 Released from ATO