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#15 Turner Elson
Pos: LW
D.O.B.: 9/13/92
From: New Westminster, BC
Height: 6'
Weight: 195
Shoots: Left
Drafted: Undrafted
Acquired: Signed 1 yr Contract with Detroit (NHL) 7/1/17
Plus: Game is predicated on energy and effort... Aggressive player has soft hands and good vision... Capable of playing a regular shift and special teams... Willing to drop the gloves... Fearless hitter and forechecker...
Minus: Has not been able to produce consistent offense...
Organizational Comments: Red Wings Asst GM - Ryan Martin
What GRC says: Fall 2017 The defacto replacement for Mitch Callahan, Elson is a gritty, feisty banger who is capable of scoring some nice goals as well. Elson's game is predicated on his work ethic, willingness and leadership, all of which draw rave reviews. He has the ability to skate with good players and also to drop the gloves when necessary to protect them when needed.
2017-18 Elson had red hot start to the season and then missed significant time with a mysterious ailment. When he finally returned he was a shell of his former self and it took him almost to the end of the season to return to form. He was tied for second on the team in goals during the playoffs and was one of team's better forwards during that short series. When he is healthy, Elson provides energy and clutch scoring as well as a gritty physical presence. An unrestricted free agent, Elson has another season before he hits the veteran ceiling, making him a likely candidate for re-signing.
Role: Physical Winger
Projection: NHL 3rd line winger


7/1/17 Signed 1yr contract with Detroit (NHL)
9/27/17 Released from Detroit (NHL) Training Camp
6/18/18 Signed 1 yr contract with Grand Rapids (AHL)