Kyle Turris

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Kyle Turris

Hometown:

New Westminster British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1989-08-14

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2007

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

Trade with Ottawa, December 17th, 2011

Weight:

170 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • B

History

2005-06: Turris debuted as a BCHL rookie with the Burnaby Express, finishing the year with 33 goals and 33 assists for 72 points in 57 games.  The season concluded with a fantastic performance in the nationally-televisions RBC Royal Bank Cup final. 

2006-07: Touted as a likely first round pick heading into the season, Turris lit up the league for 66 goals and 55 assists including a pair of seven-point performances in just 53 games.  He also played for Canada in the IIHF U18 World Championships, registering five points in six games.

2007-08: Played freshman season at the University of Wisconsin. Team sputtered at times even with the influx of talent on its roster. Regardless, Turris has been everything the Badgers were hoping for. After starting off hot, the first-year pivot cooled off and leveled out his production. Went on to miss four games during the holiday season as he helped Team Canada capture gold at the WJC. He would lead the team in scoring with 8 points (4 goals, 4 assists). Finished the year leading the team in scoring with 36 points (11 goals, 24 assists). Signed with the Coyotes when his collegiate season was over. Made professional debut with Phoenix on April 3rd against the Dallas Stars. Played a total of three games to close out the season, collecting a lone assist. 

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Talent Analysis

Turris is a dynamic player with all around great offensive skills.  He skates well, handles the puck well and has an extremely accurate shot.  He is dangerous every time he touches the puck in the offensive zone and he’s willing to take the shot himself or set up a teammate.  He has very good endurance and knows how to avoid getting hit.