Dominic Turgeon

by markmhillier on January 23, 2018

Dominic Turgeon, C

Shoots: L

Height: 6-02

Weight: 201

Born: 1996-02-25 

Hometown: Cherry Hills, CO, USA 

Drafted: 3rd Round 2014 (63rd overall) by Detroit 


January 2018 - Turgeon has shown some promise as a young two-way player producing at the AHL level. He has played well enough to recently earn himself a call up to the Red Wings to fill in as a fourth line center. Turgeon will be expected to play a smart, responsible and defensive game at the NHL level.  His defensive skills at the AHL level should translate nicely to the NHL as a defensive center and penalty killer. Any expectations of the offensive output he showed in junior should be tempered by the role Turgeon plays as a pro. Turgeon still projects as a solid bottom-six forward in the NHL and may have some value in deeper fantasy hockey league settings.  Mark Hillier
July 2017 - Winning the Calder Cup in June was a nice way for Dominic Turgeon and the Griffins to finish off the year. In his first season with Grand Rapids, Turgeon may not have been as offensively successful as he was in his final season with the Portland Winter Hawks but his defensive game has definitely translated over and has earned him praise from his team's coach, Todd Nelson. Turgeon is a smart, hardworking player that pays excellent attention to detail. Despite being an AHL rookie, he played the role of shutdown forward effectively by often being tasked with facing the opposing team's top lines and by being on the number one PK unit. His ability read plays, position himself accordingly and block shots definitely made him an asset in the defensive zone. At this point Turgeon's lack of offensive production may not make him a reliable fantasy option but there is definitely NHL upside with this player as a bottom six forward. It is unlikely that he will earn a spot on the Detroit Red Wings this season but at just 21-years-old the young forward has the maturity and work ethic to get there within a couple seasons. Jameson Ewasiuk


January 2016- Dominic Turgeon comes from a long lineage of NHL experience with father Pierre lacing it up in nearly 1200 games and uncle Sylvain skating in nearly 700 himself. Usually that stat alone can grab the attention of scouts, but Turgeon doesn’t want genetics to be the reason he gets the opportunity to further his career. Dominic has yet to flash elite offensive production in the WHL like his father who scored at greater than a point-per-game over his NHL career, but his ability to play in any facet of the game can’t be taken for granted. Routinely praised for his ability to shutdown opposing teams top lines along with responsibility of winning key faceoffs and kill penalties makes Turgeon a valuable asset to any coach.


Heading into the 2014 Draft the Red Wings scouts were very high on Turgeon and that was proven when they traded up 13 spots to select the Portland Winterhawks pivot. Labeled as a strong two-way player with potential for offense to blossom as his role increases. This now Turgeon’s fourth season we are starting to see that offense come to fruition as he currently sits top 25 in league scoring with 24G-25A-49PTS in 28 games played to date.  Although the Captain’s personal success has translated to the same team success that Portland is accustomed to and shows well that he has continued to improve which each passing year. Turgeon is going to need that arc to continue to trend upward if he hopes to land an NHL gig like his uncle and father before him. Travis Watson


Fantasy Outlook: C

Bottom six shutdown forward that can kill penalties, play tough minutes and chip in with some offence



Below you will see Turgeon’s creativity on display when he buries the game tying goal before dazzling the crowd with a sublime assist on the game winner:


Pretty cool draft day video of the father/son combo after Dominic was selected 63rd overall by Detroit with a little irony as Pierre was drafted 1st overall by Buffalo in 1987 in Detroit:


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  • dayho

    The scrolling title bar at the top of the home page that says to click it for the newest prospect ramblings has directed to these player updates rather than the prospect ramblings for the last few weeks.

    • Peter Harling


      Thanks for the comment. I noticed that a while ago and am not sure how to fix it. Our tech guy is going through some personal issues and will hopefully have it sorted out ASAP.

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      Sorry for the inconvienence.