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Kyle Turris | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 193
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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

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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

Kyle Turris had two assists and a shootout goal, but the Senators could not get past the Florida Panthers Tuesday night in a 3-2 loss.

Turris has four points in his past four games and 51 points through 72 games this season. Turris logged the most ice time he's received since Dec. 16, with over 21 minutes on the ice on Tuesday.
Mar 26 - 12:06 AM

Kyle Turris recorded his 22nd goal of the season on Monday night.

He had no goals and two assists in his previous six outings. Turris has already established personal bests this season in goals, assists (27) and points (49).
Mar 25 - 7:32 AM

The Senators have re-united Bobby Ryan,Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur on a line for Saturday night's contest against Montreal.

MacArthur is returning to the lineup after missing two games due to a hand injury and Ottawa coach Paul MacLean is hoping he will spark Turris and Ryan who are both slumping. The Sens' top line featuring Jason Spezza between Ales Hemsky and Milan Michalek, has been white hot, and MacLean is hoping the Turris unit will benefit from not playing against the opponents' top checking line.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Mar 15 - 10:40 AM

Kyle Turris scored a goal in Ottawa's 4-1 loss to Calgary Wednesday evening.

Turris ended Joni Ortio's shutout bid with 9:36 remaining in the game, but it wasn't enough for Ottawa. Turris now has 20 goals and 25 assists in 63 games this season. He is also +16 this season. Colin Greening and Patrick Wiercioch assisted the lone goal.
Mar 6 - 3:26 AM

Kyle Turris notched a goal and added an assist in Thursday's 5-3 win against Tampa Bay.

Turris is tied with linemates Bobby Ryan and Clarke MacArthur for second on the Senators in scoring with 42 points each this season. Ryan posted a goal and an assist in the contest as well, while MacArthur earned a helper. Ottawa's top line has been superb this season and all three of them should be played with confidence this year.
Jan 31 - 7:34 AM

Kyle Turris scored two goals in Ottawa's 6-3 loss to Carolina on Saturday afternoon.

He netted his second shorthanded marker of the season in the contest. Turris has already obliterated his previous personal bests offensively this season. He has 17 goals and 23 assists for 40 points in 52 games. Clarke MacArthur and Eric Gryba assisted on both of his goals. Mika Zibanejad also found the back of the net in the loss.
Jan 25 - 3:06 PM

Kyle Turris’ 15th goal of the season held up to be the winner as the Senators blanked the Capitals 2-0 Tuesday night.

Turris continues to produce in what has been a career season for the 24 year old. The former third overall pick has 38 points and is a +18 in 50 games this season.
Jan 21 - 10:41 PM

Kyle Turris had a goal and an assist in Ottawa’s 3-0 win over the Wild Tuesday night.

Turris is now on a three game point streak and has 36 points in 47 games this season.
Jan 15 - 12:11 AM

Depth Charts

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