|Born:||August 28, 1969||Draft:||1987 Sabres, 1st Overall|
|Hometown:||Rouyn-Noranda, QC, CAN||Position:||C|
|Known For:||First Overall Pick (1987)||Shoots:||Left|
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 Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Dallas 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 Statistics
- Islanders’ Pierre Turgeon Belongs in the Hall of Fame
- Pierre Turgeon: The Forgotten Blues All-Star
- Best NHL Players Not in the Hockey Hall of Fame
- 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
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