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Kyle Turris | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 191
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Kyle Turris notched a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 4-3 loss to Detroit on Monday.
His fourth goal of the season gave the Senators a 1-0 lead on a first-period power play. Turris has generated seven points in his past seven contests to give him 14 on the year. Nov 25 - 9:30 AM

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The Ottawa Senators struggled in the faceoff circle in their 3-2 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

Kyle Turris was awful in the circle, losing 12 of 14 faceoffs. Mika Zibanejad scored a goal but wasn't much better as he won just 27% of his draws. Overall, Ottawa lost the faceoff battle 37-23. It's hard to control the play when you aren't winning possession of the puck early on. Turris has also been struggling in the goal department this year with three in 19 games.
Nov 23 - 11:59 AM

Kyle Turris scored a goal and added an assist in the Sens' 4-3 OT loss to Vancouver on Tuesday.

Turris collected his second goal in as many games while playing next door to his home town in Vancouver. Turris has 10 points in 15 games this season while playing first line minutes for the Senators. Matt Hoffman and Mark Stone rounded out the scoring for Ottawa who were playing from behind for most of the night.
Nov 12 - 2:18 AM

Kyle Turris ended a 12-game goalless drought on Sunday in a 5-3 loss to Toronto.

His last goal came in Ottawa's opener against Nashville back on Oct. 9. Turris also won 12 of 19 faceoffs versus the Leafs on Sunday, but he finished with a minus-3 rating.
Nov 10 - 10:51 AM

Kyle Turris has not scored a goal since the first game of the season.

Although he has registered five assists over the Senators' next nine games, he needs to pick up his game if he is to be considered a legitimate number one center. Turris' faceoff work (44.3% success rate) could also use some improving. We predicted that Turris would have some growing pains this season without Jason Spezza to play ahead of him in Ottawa. It looks as if that is exactly what is happening.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Nov 2 - 10:53 AM

Kyle Turris contributed a pair of assists in Ottawa's win against Columbus on Tuesday.

Both of his helpers came in the third period to help the Senators break a 2-2 tie and win the game by a score of 5-2. Turris has one goal and five helpers in eight matches.
Oct 29 - 11:21 AM

Kyle Turris has earned a point in each of Ottawa's first three games of the year.

He has picked up an assist in each of his last two outings after he scored a goal in the Senators' regular season opener. Turris helped set up a power-play goal by Clarke MacArthur on Monday to give Ottawa a 1-0 win over Florida. He's been playing well as the team's undisputed number one center in the early going, but his work on faceoffs has been abysmal. He has 20 wins on the draw and a 37 percent efficiency rating.
Oct 14 - 8:32 AM

Kyle Turris scored the opening goal in Ottawa's 3-2 loss to Nashville on Thursday night, converting on a wrist shot just over the blueline that fooled Pekka Rinne.

Clarke MacArthur and Mark Borowiecki received assists on the goal from Turris, who notched 58 points and finished plus-22 for the Sens last season. The 25 year-old needs to prove that he can maintain those impressive stats on a consistent basis.
Oct 10 - 1:23 AM

Kyle Turris doesn't think he needs to adjust his game as Ottawa's projected number one center.

"I don't think I'm going to adjust my game, maybe the preparation mentally you have to be a little stronger, outside of that I have to continue to play my game and improve my game," he said. "I think that will be alright." Turris feels lucky to have learned from Jason Spezza and he knows what to expect from handling the role in the past when Spezza was hurt. He also played between Clarke MacArthur and Bobby Ryan last season, which served primarily as the Senators' top unit.
Aug 6 - 4:22 PM

Barring a trade by the Ottawa Senators, Kyle Turris is the primary candidate to fill the first-line, center's job left vacant by the departure of Jason Spezza.

Two seasons ago, when Spezza was injured, Turris was 22 and forced into the top spot. When Spezza returned in 2013-14, Turris was relieved. He said he enjoyed centering the second line and not having to see the opposition's best defensive players every shift. He responded with his best NHL season -- 26 goals, 32 assists, 58 points and a plus-22 rating -- and at least part of that had to do with the extra breathing space. Now Turris is better equipped for the more prominent posting. "I definitely think I've learned a lot over the past two years from those experiences, from being put into that role when Spezz was hurt, and seeing how hard the matchup is," Turris said. "I just tried to take that mentality and put it into the role I had this past year. This upcoming year, if I'm put into that role again, I think the experience I have now will work in my favor, to know what to expect and how better to prepare for it. If I get that opportunity I'll be excited about it."
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 12 - 9:58 AM

Kyle Turris played well for Canada at the IIHF World Hockey Championships.

The Canadians were eliminated from medal contention by virtue of Thursday's 3-2 loss to Finland, but Turris scored for Canada in the loss and registered six points in eight games overall. Turris also had a very strong 2013-14 NHL campaign registering 58 points and establishing himself as a solid number two center in the league. He makes a decent mid to late round pick for 2014-15.
May 24 - 11:45 AM

Kyle Turris will play for Canada at the upcoming IIHF Hockey Championships in Belarus.

He will be joined by Ottawa teammate Marc Methot for the tourney that starts May 9th. Turris had a very nice season with 26 goals and 58 points and established himself as a bona fide number two center in the NHL.
Apr 18 - 11:05 AM

Kyle Turris scored his 26th goal of the season to help the Ottawa Senators defeat the Penguins 3-2 in a shootout in Pittsburgh Sunday night.

Ottawa didn't qualify for the playoffs but played well since closing March with four consecutive wins. The Senators' goaltending has been strong; they have surrendered two or fewer goals in six of seven games, including a 1-0 shutout of the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday. Turris not only scored in regulation Sunday but he also wristed a shot over goalie Jeff Zatkoff's glove in the first round of the tiebreaker, and Jason Spezza ended the game when he beat Zatkoff with a backhander in the second round. Mark Stone scored the Sens' other goal in regulation Sunday, his fourth of the season.
Apr 13 - 10:27 PM

Kyle Turris has received the NHL's first star of the week award.

He earned the distinction after he registered four goals and three assists in four contests. Turris has enjoyed a career year in 2013-14 with 25 goals and 55 points in 74 games. He also owns an impressive plus-21 rating.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 31 - 12:57 PM

Kyle Turris continued his hot streak with two goals and one assist as the Ottawa Senators throttled the Calgary Flames 6-3 on Sunday.

Turris now has 25 goals and 55 points in 74 games (along with 37 PIM and 191 SOG) in 2013-14.
Mar 30 - 8:34 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Curtis Lazar
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Mike Hoffman
4Colin Greening
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
8Mark Borowiecki
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner