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Pierre Turgeon
Pierre Turgeon
Center
(TUHR-zhawn)
Number: 87
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 199
Shoots: Left
Born: Aug 28, 1969
Birthplace: Rouyn, QC, Canada
Acquired: Signed by Colorado as a free agent on Aug. 3, 2005.
Drafted: BUF / 1987 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 1st (1st overall)
CAREER
2005-06: Completed his 18th season in the NHL, his first with Colorado…Recorded 46 points in just 62 games, his most points since notching 47 with Dallas in 2001-02…Missed 20 games due to various injuries…Finished the season 31st all-time in goals (511), 26th in assists (809) and 27th in points (1320)…Scored his 500th career goal on Nov. 8 vs. San Jose, becoming the 34th player in NHL history to reach that milestone…He joined Joe Sakic as the only players to score their 500th in a Nordiques/Avalanche sweater…Moved past Alex Delvecchio (1281) for 27th place on the career points list with an assist on Oct. 25 vs. Edmonton…Missed the Nov. 14th game vs. Edmonton due to a sore hip…Scored his 503rd career goal on Nov. 21 vs. Calgary, breaking a tie with Joe Mullen for 32nd place in NHL history…Collected 14 points in 11 games during the month of November (4g/10a)…Had a point in six straight games, Nov. 16-25 (3g/8a)…Missed three games due to a groin injury, Nov. 27-30…Was placed on the IR Nov. 28 (retroactive to Nov. 25)…Suffered the injury after recording two assists on Nov. 25 in Columbus…Recorded career point No. 1,300 on Dec. 9 at New Jersey, the 27th player in NHL history to reach that milestone…Notched his 800th career assist on Dec. 23 at Minnesota, becoming the 26th player in league history to accomplish that feat…Missed 16 games due to a shoulder injury, Jan. 9-Feb. 12…Injured the shoulder on Jan. 7 vs. Columbus…Was placed on the IR Feb. 3 (retro to Jan. 7) and activated on Feb. 28…Ranked third on the team with 35 points at the time of his injury…Scored his 508th career goal on March 22 at Anaheim, passing Jean Beliveau for 31st place on the all-time list. PLAYOFFS: Dressed in five of Colorado's nine playoff games, collecting two assists…It marked his 15th appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs…Needs just three points for 100 career playoff points…Ranks 14th among active players in career playoff assists with 62. 2003-04: Ranked third on the Stars in plus/minus (+17)…Appeared in his 1,200th career NHL game on March 5 vs. Calgary, becoming the 59th player in NHL history to do so. PLAYOFFS: Skated in his 100th career NHL playoff game in Game One of the Conference Quarterfinals vs. Colorado. 2002-03: Registered his 1,200th NHL point with an assist on Nov. 12 at Montreal, becoming the 37th player in league history to eclipse that milestone…Recorded the winning goal in three straight games, Nov. 13-17, becoming just the second player in franchise-history to accomplish that feat (also Wayne Connelly from Jan. 27-31, 1968 with Minnesota)…Missed the last 14 regular season games and the first six games of the playoffs (March 7-April 19) after undergoing surgery on his ankle. 2001-02: Tied for second on the Stars in assists (32), was third in points (47) and fifth in goals (15)…Netted eight goals over his last 23 games (8-13-21) after recording only three goals over his previous 31 contests (3-15-18)…Recorded his 700th career NHL assist on Dec. 15 at Phoenix. 2000-01: Spent the season with the St. Louis Blues where he tied for 11th in the NHL in assists (52) and tied for 16th in points (82)…Recorded his 13th consecutive 20-goal season, tied for the second longest current streak at the time (Hull 14 and Shanahan 13)…Netted his 15th career hat trick on Dec. 15 at Atlanta…Collected three assists on Dec. 26 vs. Columbus, with his second assist being his 1,100th career point. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 15 games with St. Louis and tied for 10th in the NHL in assists (10) and tied for 12th in points (15)…Led the team in assists, points and was second in goals (5)…Notched three points in both Game One and Game Three of the CQF vs. San Jose…Posted two assists in the series-clinching Game Four (CSF) vs. Dallas…Netted his only multi-goal contest of the postseason with two goals in Game Four of the Conference Finals vs. Colorado. 1999-2000: Recorded 66 points in just 52 games with the Blues (26g/40a)…Despite missing 30 games, he finished second on the team in goals and points and was third in assists and plus/minus (+30)…Recorded his 1,000th career NHL point on Oct. 9 at Edmonton…Netted 400th career NHL goal on Oct. 13 at Detroit…Posted a 15-game point streak from Dec. 2-Jan. 3 (7g/17a), tied for the second longest scoring streak in the league…Accumulated the longest assist-streak in the NHL and set a career-high with a 12-game streak (16 assists), from Dec. 4-30…Appeared in his 900th career NHL contest on Dec. 5 at Philadelphia. 1998-99: Finished second on the Blues in goals (31), points (65), game-winning goals (5) and was third in assists (34) and power play goals (10)…Posted his 13th career NHL hat trick on Nov. 10 vs. Chicago. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 13 postseason games with St. Louis…Led the team in assists (9), points (13), game-winning goals (2) and was tied for second in goals (4). 1997-98: Led the team and finished 10th in the NHL in assists (46)…Was second on the Blues in points (68) and third in goals (22)…Missed 22 games with a broken right forearm, suffered on Oct. 4 at Dallas…Tallied his 900th career NHL point on Feb. 4 at Toronto…Posted four points (2g/2a) on March 1 vs. Anaheim…Recorded a 12-game point streak, March 25-April 19, second longest in the NHL that season (7g/11a). PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all 10 postseason games for St. Louis…Recorded four goals and four assists for eight points. 1996-97: Began the season in Montreal but was traded to the Blues after just nine games on Oct. 29…Tied for 13th in the NHL in points (85), recording 11 with Montreal and 74 with St. Louis…Tied a career-high with five points on Dec. 22 vs. Los Angeles (1g/4a). PLAYOFFS: Collected two points in five postseason games. 1995-96: Led the Canadiens in points (96), goals (tied-38) assists (58), shots (297) and power play goals (17)…Named team captain on Dec. 8…Was the Canadiens’ only representative at the NHL All-Star Game in Boston…Appeared in his 600th NHL game on Oct. 25 vs. Florida…Registered his 700th NHL point with an assist on Nov. 4 vs. Boston…Was the recipient of the Molson Cup Award for most Three Star of the Game selections…Netted his 12th career hat trick on Jan. 6 vs. Buffalo, allowing him to surpass the 300 career-goal mark. PLAYOFFS: Tallied six points in six playoff games with the Candiens. 1994-95: Split the season between the New York Islanders and Montreal Canadiens. 1993-94: Led the Islanders in points (94), assists (56) and shots (254) for the second straight season…Was second on the team in goals (38), power play goals (10) and game-winning tallies (6)…Finished third in the voting for the Lady Byng Trophy behind Wayne Gretzky and Adam Oates…Missed the opening game of the season with tendonitis…Tallied his ninth career hat trick and added an assist on Nov. 17 vs. Ottawa…Missed one game, Dec. 19 at Quebec, with the flu…Missed 12 games after suffering a fractured right cheekbone on Jan. 26 at Toronto…Posted a 13-gamepoint streak, Feb. 21-March 17 (13g/10a)…Appeared in the NHL All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. 1992-93: Awarded the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy…Finished fifth in voting for the Hart Trophy as he posted a career-high 132 points and 58 goals…Represented NY Islanders at the NHL All-Star Game in Montreal and tallied five points in the game (3g/2a)…Ranked sixth in the NHL in points, goals and game-winning goals (10)…Led the team in nearly every category…Scored more goals in a season than any Islander in team history except Mike Bossy, who posted more than 60 goals in five different seasons…Recorded a 14-game point streak, March 20-April 16. PLAYOFFS: Despite missing seven 1993 postseason games with a separated shoulder, still finished fourth on the team in points (13) and tied for third in goals. (6)…Scored the tying goal with just 43 seconds remaining in Game Three of first round series vs. Washington. 1991-92: Began the season with Buffalo but was dealt to the Islanders in an eight-player trade on Oct. 25…Went on to finish first on the Islanders in points (87), assists (49) and game-winning goals (6)…His 95 combined points ranked 13th in the NHL…Had a career-high 18-game point streak, Jan. 11-Feb. 22, totaling 34 points during that stretch (17g/17a)…Tied for the third longest streak in club-history and was second longest in NHL behind Brett Hull…Missed three games due to a knee injury. 1990-91: Finished second on Buffalo in goals (32), assists (47) and points (79) and tied for the team lead in power play goals (13)…Scored 100th NHL Goal on Dec. 16 vs. St. Louis. 1989-90: Finished seventh in the league with 106 points (40g/66a)…Shared Wayne Larkin Trophy as Buffalo’s team MVP with Darren Puppa…Represented Sabres at the NHL All-Star Game in Pittsburgh, netting two goals…Finished fourth in voting for Lady Byng Trophy. 1988-89: Led the Sabres in scoring (88 points) and power play goals (19). 1987-88: Made his NHL debut on Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota and scored 23 points in his first 30 NHL games. 1986-87: Finished fifth in the QMJHL scoring race with 154 points (69g/85a)…Winner of the Mike Bossy Trophy as the top prospect…Helped Granby to a first place finish in the Robert-LeBel Division. 1985-86: Selected first overall by the Granby Bisons in the 1985 QMJHL draft…Winner of the Michel Bergeon Trophy as top rookie forward in 1985-86, accumulating 114 points (47g/67a).
 
PERSONAL
He and his wife, Elisabeth have four children, twins Elizabeth and Alexandra (14), son Dominic (10) and daughter Valerie (8)…His first job was helping out at a hockey school…Played for Canada in the 1982 Little League World Series…Enjoys both boating and golf.
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