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Dan Turple
Position Goaltender
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
220 lb (100 kg)
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 1 1985 (1985-01-01) (age 31),
Hamilton, ON, Canada
NHL Draft 186th overall, 2004
Atlanta Thrashers
Pro Career 2006 – 2009

Dan Turple (born January 1, 1985 in Hamilton, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey Goaltender. Turple was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers with the 186th overall pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

Junior HockeyEdit

Turple began his junior hockey career with the Kingston Frontenacs in the 2002-03 season, when he appeared in 12 games with the Frontenacs, posting a 2-8-0 record, with a 5.61 GAA and a .864 save percentage. He began the 2003-04 season in Kingston, playing in nine games, with a 4-4-0 record with a 3.26 GAA and a .888 save percentage, before being traded to the Oshawa Generals. Turple would finish the season strongly with Oshawa, going 20-7-3 with a 2.60 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Turple would continue his strong play in the playoffs, as he had a 3-4 record with a solid 2.58 GAA and a .922 save percentage.

Turple started the 2004-05 with Oshawa, however, he would struggle, as he had a 4-4-0 record with a 3.71 GAA and a .872 save percentage in ten games, before being traded to the Kitchener Rangers. Turple rebounded in Kitchener, having a 17-13-8 record in 40 games with the Rangers, with a 2.36 GAA and a .924 save percentage. In the playoffs, Turple appeared in only three games, going 0-2 with a 3.35 GAA and a .904 save percentage.

In the 2005-06, Turple had a league best 2.25 GAA, as he posted a 40-15-2 record with the Rangers, as he and backup goaltender Mark Packwood were awarded the Dave Pinkney Trophy as Kitchener allowed a league low 165 goals. Turple struggled in the playoffs, as he went 1-4 with a 3.68 GAA and a .896 save percentage in five games.

Professional careerEdit

Atlanta ThrashersEdit

Turple was drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers in the sixth round, 186th overall, in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He began his professional career with the Gwinnett Gladiators of the ECHL in the 2006-07 season, appearing in 34 games, posting a record of 18-13-3, with a 3.77 GAA and a .879 save percentage.

Turple returned to Gwinnett for the 2007-08 season, going 15-12-3 with a 3.16 GAA and a .905 save percentage in 30 games. Turple also made an appearance with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL, appearing in only one game, allowing only a goal in twenty minutes of play.

Turple once again began the season in Gwinnett in the 2008-09 season, going 2-4-1 with a 3.81 GAA and a .874 save percentage in eight games with the Gladiators. He saw some time with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL, going 5-8-0 with a 2.92 GAA and .897 save percentage in 14 games, before ending the season with the Utah Grizzlies of the ECHL, posting a record of 0-0-2 with a 3.69 GAA and a .909 save percentage in two games.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2002–03 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 12 2 8 0 449 42 0 5.61 .864
2003–04 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 9 4 4 0 534 29 0 3.26 .888
2003–04 Oshawa Generals OHL 35 20 7 3 1843 80 2 2.60 .923
2004–05 Oshawa Generals OHL 10 4 4 0 468 29 0 3.71 .872
2004–05 Kitchener Rangers OHL 40 17 13 8 2335 92 3 2.36 .924
2005–06 Kitchener Rangers OHL 57 40 15 2 3306 124 7 2.25 .924
2006–07 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 34 18 13 3 2052 129 1 3.77 .879
2007–08 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 30 15 12 3 1786 94 0 3.16 .905
2007–08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 1 0 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .857
2008–09 Gwinnett Gladiators ECHL 8 2 4 1 441 28 0 3.81 .874
2008–09 Utah Grizzlies ECHL 2 0 0 2 130 8 0 3.69 .909
2008–09 Chicago Wolves AHL 14 5 8 0 699 34 0 2.92 .897
OHL totals 163 87 51 14 8935 396 12 2.66 .915
ECHL totals 74 35 29 9 4409 259 1 3.52 .890
AHL totals 15 5 8 0 719 35 0 2.92 .896

PlayoffsEdit

   
Season Team League GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2003–04 Oshawa Generals OHL 7 3 4 442 19 1 2.58 .922
2004–05 Kitchener Rangers OHL 3 0 2 161 9 0 3.35 .904
2005–06 Kitchener Rangers OHL 5 1 4 326 20 0 3.68 .896
OHL totals 15 4 10 929 48 1 3.10 .909

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