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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)


2006-07: Missed a total of 53 games due to injury in his 19th NHL season … Missed the first 27 games of the year while rehabbing from offseason shoulder surgery and sat out the final 26 games because of a calf injury … After missing the first two months of the season, Turgeon was activated from the IR on Dec. 7 … Had seven points (4g/3a) in his first seven games, leading the Avs to a 5-2 record … Had a season-high three points (1g/2a) on Dec. 19 at Edmonton, allowing him to move past Gilbert Perreault (1326) for 26th place on the all-time scoring list … Compiled a three-game goal streak, Dec. 9-13, his longest since March 27-31, 2004 … Scored his 513th career goal on Dec. 11 vs. Carolina, passing Perreault (512) for 30th place on the all-time list … Was placed on the IR for the remainder of the season on Feb. 14 (calf) … Ranks 27th all-time in scoring with 1,327 career points … Is also 27th on the all-time assist list with 812, one shy of John Bucyk (813) for 26th place … Turgeon, who was the first overall selection by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 Entry Draft, ranks 32nd all-time in goals with 515 … The only No. 1 overall picks who have scored more goals since the draft was established in 1963 are Mario Lemieux, Guy Lafleur, Mats Sundin and Dale Hawerchuk.

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