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Pierre Turgeon | Center

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (47) / 8/28/1969
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 199
Drafted: 1987 / Rd. 1 (1) / BUF
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The Los Angeles Kings have brought on Pierre Turgeon as an assistant coach.
Turgeon will be focused on serving as an offensive coordinator under bench boss John Stevens. This will be Turgeon's first coaching job, but his playing career spanned 1,294 NHL games. He scored 515 goals and 1,327 points with the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, New York Islanders, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens, and Colorado Avalanche. "Pierre had great success as a player and has a tremendous hockey background on the whole. He is a person who brings a lot of energy, passion and insight to the job along with a great deal of enthusiasm about the game," Stevens said. "We look forward to him adding to our team, and to our staff, a real team perspective from a person who was a high-end player, especially in the offensive zone. We have talked a lot during the process of building a coaching staff regarding the qualities of the people we wanted to bring aboard. We feel strongly that Pierre will help compliment myself, Dave Lowry, Don Nachbaur and Bill Ranford and we are Jul 10 - 3:03 PM
Source: NHL.com

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In a terrible hockey tragedy, former Colorado Avalanche forward Pierre Turgeon’s daughter has passed away.

Elizabeth Turgeon died on a two-vehicle car crash early Thursday morning. She was the daughter of 19-year pro Pierre Turgeon, most recently of the Colorado Avalanche. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Turgeons on this Christmas morning.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Dec 25, 2010 09:38:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon has called a news conference for Wednesday where he is expected to announce his retirement.

This would be the official announcement since it was reported in June that he had decided to call it a career. Turgeon finished with 515 goals and 1327 points in an outstanding career. Turgeon is likely to make it to the NHL Hall of Fame. We wish him good luck in his retirement.
Source: TSN.ca
Tue, Sep 4, 2007 04:57:00 PM

Former NHL star Pierre Turgeon has been elected to the Little League Baseball Hall of Excellence.

Turgeon will be inducted later this month in Williamsport Pennsylvania. He played in 1982, leading his Quebec team to the semi-finals of the tournament. "It is an honour to have Little League recognize and appreciate the things I have done in my life," Turgeon said in a release. "I always liked baseball. There was a baseball field not far from our house, and when we'd have a break from playing hockey, we used to go on the field and just play." Congratulations to Pierre on the honor.
Fri, Aug 10, 2007 06:08:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon has decided to retire from the NHL.

The 37-year-old former number one overall selection in the 1987 Entry Draft has decided to call it a career after scoring 515 goals and 1327 points in an outstanding NHL career. He currently stands tied for 27th all-time in points in the NHL. The former Lady Byng Trophy winner had two injury-plagued seasons in Colorado and never really was allowed to show the team what he could do after the lockout. Turgeon has a good shot at the hall-of-fame based on his career stats. We wish him luck in his retirement.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Jun 13, 2007 06:17:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon was put on injured reserve with a calf injury.

He has been a healthy scratch for the greater part of the season, so this should not change your fantasy rosters.
Wed, Feb 21, 2007 07:55:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon missed his sixth straight game as a healthy scratch for Colorado on Thursday.

Turgeon had seven points in his first seven games after returning from off-season rotator cuff surgery, but has done absolutely nothing since as coach Joel Quenneville has made him a healthy scratch in the last six games and seven out of the last eight. The 37-year-old Turgeon should not be on anyone's roster at this stage of the season.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Feb 2, 2007 05:48:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon sat out Saturday's game as a healthy scratch.

Turgeon had gone six games without earning a single point before being relegated to the press box. It was two games in as many nights for the Avalanche, so it was not surprising that Turgeon was scratched as his age had been a factor in the decision making. Ben Guite was recalled from the AHL to fill Turgeon's spot on the lineup.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Jan 7, 2007 07:35:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon has been off to a good start since his return from off-season shoulder surgery.

Turgeon had rotator cuff surgery in the off-season and missed the first 27 games of the season. Since returning to the lineup four games ago, Turgeon has three goals and four points, playing on the left side of the second line with Paul Stastny. Turgeon should be an interesting pickup in most leagues and should definitely be picked up in deep and deeper leagues.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 15, 2006 06:05:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon played on left wing on a line with Paul Stastny and Marek Svatos on Thursday.

It was Turgeon's first game of the season after missing the first 27 Avalanche games. He probably doesn't have much fantasy value left in his 37-year-old body, so we would pass at this time on picking him up in a fantasy pool.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, Dec 8, 2006 06:44:00 AM

The Avalanche activated Pierre Turgeon from the injured list Thursday after the veteran forward missed the first 27 games of the season recovering from shoulder surgery.

Turgeon, 37, is expected to make his season debut Thursday night when the Avalanche visit the San Jose Sharks. To make room, Colorado reassigned forward Cody McCormick to the AHL. McCormick had one assist in six games for the Avalanche. As for Turgeon, he could be a strong pickup in deeper pools, but you may want to wait and see how he produces after such a long layoff.
Source: TSN
Thu, Dec 7, 2006 06:04:00 PM

Pierre Turgeon will not be back in the Colorado lineup until December.

Turgeon is recovering from off-season rotator cuff surgery and his rehab is going slower than originally thought. It looks like a December return is more likely than in November. He may be a ice pickup in December, but we would wait and see what the Avs have planned for him before making him a selection in a fantasy pool.
Source: Denver Post
Thu, Nov 16, 2006 08:00:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon was one of four Avalanche players to be placed on the Injured Reserve Tuesday.

Turgeon is listed as day-to-day as he recovers from offseason rotator cuff surgery. Along with Jordan Leopold, Brad May underwent reconstructive shoulder surgery this week and is expected to miss four to six months, while Cody McCormick is out with a chest injury. Turgeon should stay off your team until he proves he can be effective and healthy.
Source: TSN
Wed, Oct 4, 2006 01:42:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon is recovering from off-season rotator cuff surgery but may not be ready for the season opener on October 4.

Turgeon is no longer his old self, failing to hit the 50 point mark in any of his last four seasons. Combined with his injury, we advise you avoid him until he proves healthy and productive.
Thu, Sep 21, 2006 08:50:00 AM

Pierre Turgeon was a healthy scratch in Colorado's game four loss to Anaheim.

The veteran forward played in only five playoff games this year, and managed only 2 points and a lousy -3 rating. Turgeon's future with the Avalanche remain unclear.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 12, 2006 08:31:00 AM

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