The Detroit Red Wings on Friday re-signed Dominic Turgeon to a one-year contract.
UPDATE: The @DetroitRedWings on Friday re-signed center Dominic Turgeon to a one-year contract.
— Grand Rapids Griffins (@griffinshockey) July 26, 2019
Turgeon, 23, posted 20 points (six goals, 14 assists), a plus-one rating and 41 penalty minutes while playing in a team-high tying 72 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins in 2018-19. A 6-foot-2, 205-pound center, Turgeon made his season debut with the Red Wings on March 31 vs. Boston and appeared in four NHL contests, averaging 12:35 of ice time.
Selected by Detroit in the third round, 63rd overall, of the 2014 NHL draft, Turgeon has skated in nine games with Detroit since debuting in 2017-18 and totaled two PIM.
On Thursday, Wings Nation posted the first of its top 25 prospects of 2019, and Turgeon just made the cut at No. 25.
As the profile states, Turgeon was beaten out for a spot last season by Christoffer Ehn and might have a hard time cementing himself in the lineup permanently. He could carve out a nice role as a fourth-line center, but unless Ehn falls off a cliff from a production standpoint, I don’t see Turgeon sticking with the Red Wings full time.
Turgeon overcame a blood clot issue during the 2017-18 season, which forced him to miss the Calder Cup playoffs. He hasn’t had any setbacks since.