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DETROIT, September 29, 2020 – The Detroit Red Wings today signed center Dominic Turgeon to a one-year contract extension.
Turgeon, 24, has spent most of his four professional seasons with the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins. In 2019-20, the 6-foot-2, 205-pound center produced 23 points (10-13-23) and registered only four penalty minutes while being the only Griffins player to skate in all 63 of the team’s games. Turgeon has appeared in 275 games for Grand Rapids since 2016-17, totaling 93 points (36-57-93), a plus-28 rating and 74 penalty minutes. He has added five points (2-3-5) and two penalty minutes in 22 career AHL postseason games, helping Grand Rapids win the 2017 Calder Cup championship as a first-year pro. Turgeon has also skated in nine career NHL games with the Red Wings since debuting in 2017-18, posting two penalty minutes, five shots on goal, six hits, 11 blocked shots and four takeaways in 10:53 average time on ice.
Originally drafted by the Red Wings in the third round (63rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, Turgeon spent four seasons in the Western Hockey League with the Portland Winterhawks prior to his professional career, tallying 152 points (67-85-152) and 91 penalty minutes in 259 games from 2011-16. He captained the Winterhawks in 2015-16 and registered a junior career-high 70 points (36-34-70) in 72 games. He was also a WHL champion with Portland in 2012-13 and picked up 18 points (10-8-18) in 45 career postseason WHL games. Born in Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Turgeon skates for the United States internationally and represented Team USA at the 2012 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2013 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament, combining for four points (0-4-4) in 11 appearances between the two tournaments.