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Pierre Turgeon
Pierreturgeon
Position Centre
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
199 lb (90 kg)
Teams Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders
Montreal Canadiens
St. Louis Blues
Dallas Stars
Colorado Avalanche
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born August 28 1969 (1969-08-28) (age 47),
Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Quebec
NHL Draft 1st overall, 1987
Buffalo Sabres
Pro Career 1987 – 2007

Pierre Turgeon (born August 28, 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian professional player who played for the NHL's Buffalo Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars, and the Colorado Avalanche. Pierre is the younger brother of former NHL player Sylvain Turgeon.

Playing careerEdit

Turgeon was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres as the 1st overall pick in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft.

In 1991, Turgeon, along with Benoit Hogue, Uwe Krupp, and Dave McLlwain, was traded to the New York Islanders for Pat LaFontaine, Randy Wood, Randy Hillier and future considerations. Turgeon's best season as an Islander was the 1992–93 season, where he scored 58 goals and 132 points and helped lead the Islanders to the Wales Conference Finals where they would lose to eventual Stanley Cup Champion Montreal Canadiens in five games. Along the way the Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals and upset the two time defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.

The first round series, which the Islanders won in 6 games, is infamous for an on-ice incident. After scoring a series-clinching goal during game six at Nassau Coliseum, Dale Hunter of the Capitals checked Turgeon from behind as he celebrated his goal. Turgeon suffered a separated shoulder and missed the ensuing series against the Penguins. Hunter received a then-record 21 game suspension for the hit. Turgeon returned in Game 7 of the Penguins series and again for the semifinals against the Montreal Canadiens, though he was not in peak form as he had not fully recovered. The Islanders bowed out of the playoffs after a hard-fought five game series, two of which went to overtime. After beating the Isles, the Canadiens went on to win the Stanley Cup.

During the failed 1994–95 season, General Manager Don Maloney decided to rebuild the team, which included trading Turgeon and Vladimir Malakhov to the Montreal Canadiens for Kirk Muller, Matthieu Schneider and Craig Darby. He was traded by Montreal to the St. Louis Blues with Rory Fitzpatrick and Craig Conroy for Murray Baron, Shayne Corson, and a fifth round selection in the 1997 Entry Draft on October 29, 1996. He joined the Dallas Stars as a free agent on July 1, 2001, and the Colorado Avalanche as a free agent on August 3, 2005. Turgeon took a year off during the 2004–05 lockout.

As an Islander, Turgeon was awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy in the 1992–93 NHL season. He participated in the NHL All-Star Game in 1990, 1993, 1994, and 1996.

On 8 November 2005, Turgeon became the 34th player in NHL history to score 500 goals.

On September 5, 2007 announced his retirement from the NHL.


AcomplishmentsEdit

  • 7th youngest player to score 100 Points- 19 years, 156 days (behind Sidney Crosby, Dale Hawerchuk, Wayne Gretzky, Ted Kennedy, Brian Bellows & Jimmy Carson)
  • 5th youngest player to score 200 Points- 20 years, 155 days (behind Sidney Crosby, Wayne Gretzky, Jimmy Carson & Mario Lemieux)
  • 5th youngest player to score 300 Points- 21 years, 194 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Sidney Crosby, Mario Lemieux & Jimmy Carson)
  • 5th youngest player to score 400 Points- 22 years, 195 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Dale Hawerchuk, Sidney Crosby & Mario Lemieux)
  • 5th youngest player to score 500 Points- 23 years, 176 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby & Dale Hawerchuk)
  • 4th youngest player to score 600 Points- 24 years, 177 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux & Dale Hawerchuk)
  • 9th youngest player to score 700 Points- 26 years, 68 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Dale Hawerchuk, Steve Yzerman, Bryan Trottier, Bobby Orr, Jaromir Jagr & Denis Savard))
  • 10th youngest player to score 800 Points- 27 years, 105 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Dale Hawerchuk, Steve Yzerman, Bryan Trottier, Bobby Orr, Denis Savard. Jaromir Jagr & Mike Bossy)
  • 10th youngest player to score 900 Points- 28 years, 160 days (behind Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Dale Hawerchuk, Steve Yzerman, Bryan Trottier, Jaromir Jagr. Denis Savard, Mike Bossy & Guy Lafleur)

Career statisticsEdit

Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1985–86 Granby Bisons QMJHL 69 47 67 114 31 -- -- -- -- --
1986–87 Granby Bisons QMJHL 58 69 85 154 8 7 9 6 15 15
1987–88 Buffalo Sabres NHL 76 14 28 42 34 6 4 3 7 4
1988–89 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 34 54 88 26 5 3 5 8 2
1989–90 Buffalo Sabres NHL 80 40 66 106 29 6 2 4 6 2
1990–91 Buffalo Sabres NHL 78 32 47 79 26 6 3 1 4 6
1991–92 Buffalo Sabres NHL 8 2 6 8 4 -- -- -- -- --
1991–92 New York Islanders NHL 69 38 49 87 16 -- -- -- -- --
1992–93 New York Islanders NHL 83 58 74 132 26 11 6 7 13 0
1993–94 New York Islanders NHL 69 38 56 94 18 4 0 1 1 0
1994–95 New York Islanders NHL 34 13 14 27 10 -- -- -- -- --
1994–95 Montreal Canadiens NHL 15 11 9 20 4 -- -- -- -- --
1995–96 Montreal Canadiens NHL 80 38 58 96 44 6 2 4 6 2
1996–97 Montreal Canadiens NHL 9 1 10 11 2 -- -- -- -- --
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 69 25 49 74 12 5 1 1 2 2
1997–98 St. Louis Blues NHL 60 22 46 68 24 10 4 4 8 2
1998–99 St. Louis Blues NHL 67 31 34 65 36 13 4 9 13 6
1999–00 St. Louis Blues NHL 52 26 40 66 8 7 0 7 7 0
2000–01 St. Louis Blues NHL 79 30 52 82 37 15 5 10 15 2
2001–02 Dallas Stars NHL 66 15 32 47 16 -- -- -- -- --
2002–03 Dallas Stars NHL 65 12 30 42 18 5 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Dallas Stars NHL 76 15 25 40 20 5 1 3 4 2
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 62 16 30 46 32 5 0 2 2 6
2006–07 Colorado Avalanche NHL 17 4 3 7 10 -- -- -- -- --
NHL Totals 1294 515 812 1327 452 109 35 62 97 36



External linksEdit

Preceded by
Joe Murphy
NHL First Overall Draft Pick
1987
Succeeded by
Mike Modano
Preceded by
Wayne Gretzky
Winner of the Lady Byng Trophy
1993
Succeeded by
Wayne Gretzky
Preceded by
Mike Keane
Montreal Canadiens Captains
1995-96
Succeeded by
Vincent Damphousse


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