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Pierre Turgeon

Born:August 28, 1969Draft:1987 Sabres, 1st Overall
Hometown:Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CANPosition:C
Known For:First Overall Pick (1987)Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Pierre Julien Turgeon (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. Turgeon serves as the offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). He is currently the most productive retired player not yet inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Selected first overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 1987 NHL Entry Draft, Turgeon played in the NHL for the Sabres, New York IslandersMontreal CanadiensSt. Louis BluesDallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche. He is the younger brother of former NHL player Sylvain Turgeon. They are the only two brothers in NHL history to be selected in the No. 1 and 2 slots of the draft (in separate years). 

Pierre Turgeon New York Islanders
Pierre Turgeon, New York Islanders, 1992 (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Pierre Turgeon Statistics

Trade Tracker

DateTraded FromTraded WithTraded ToTraded For
Oct. 25, 1991 Buffalo SabresBenoit Hogue
Uwe Krupp
Dave McLlwain
New York IslandersRandy Hillier
Pat LaFontaine
Randy Wood
Apr. 5, 1995New York IslandersVladimir MalakhovMontreal CanadiensCraig Darby
Kirk Muller
Mathieu Schneider
Oct. 29, 1996Montreal CanadiensCraig Conroy
Rory Fitzpatrick
St. Louis BluesFifth-Round Pick 1997
(Gennady Razin)
Murray Baron
Shayne Corson

Deeper Dive


  • QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (Michel Bergeron Trophy) — 1985-86
  • QMJHL Best Professional Prospect (Mike Bossy Trophy) — 1986-87
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1989-90
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1992-93
  • NHL Gentleman Conduct (Lady Byng Trophy) — 1992-93
  • NHL All-Star Game 1993-94
  • NHL All-Star Game — 1995-96
  • Captain (Canadiens) — 1995-95
  • Alternate Captain (Blues) — 1998-2001
  • Alternate Captain (Avalanche) — 2005-06