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Alex Turcotte
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Turcotte at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
Born February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) (age 20)
Island Lake, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Los Angeles Kings
Ontario Reign (AHL)
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2019
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2021–present

Alex Turcotte (born February 26, 2001) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Ontario Reign in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect to the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Regarded as one of the top prospects of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Turcotte was selected fifth overall by the Kings. Turcotte played at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before signing with the Kings on March 11, 2020.

Playing career

On June 21, 2019, Turcotte was selected in the first round, 5th overall, by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. On March 11, 2020, Turcotte signed an entry-level contract with Kings.

On September 22, 2020, with the 2020–21 season delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Turcotte, along with fellow Kings prospects Akil Thomas, Tyler Madden, Aidan Dudas, and Jacob Ingham, was loaned to Eisbären Berlin of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. However, his loan spell was terminated a month later, as there was no timetable for the DEL season to begin.

International play

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for  United States
World Junior Championships
Gold 2021 Canada
IIHF World U18 Championship
Silver 2018 Russia
Bronze 2019 Sweden

Turcotte competed in the 2017–18 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where his team won the gold medal against Canada. Turcotte assisted on a first period goal in the gold medal game and tallied 6 points in 6 games during the tournament. Later that year, Turcotte played in the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship where he scored 5 points in 7 games but lost the final game to Finland taking home a silver medal.

Personal life

Turcotte is the son of former NHL forward Alfie Turcotte, who played with the Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets, and Washington Capitals. Turcotte's grandfather Réal played at Michigan State University, once owned and coached the Nanaimo Islanders of the Western Hockey League, and ran stickhandling camps across North America for more than fifty years. Turcotte's uncle Jeff played for the Toronto Marlboros of the Ontario Hockey League and is currently the head coach of the Los Angeles Jr. Kings U16 team.

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2017–18 U.S. National Development Team USHL 31 8 24 32 14
2018–19 U.S. National Development Team USHL 16 12 22 34 14
2019–20 University of Wisconsin B1G 29 9 17 26 20
2020–21 Ontario Reign AHL 32 6 15 21 20
AHL totals 32 6 15 21 20

International

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 United States U17 1 6 3 3 6 2
2018 United States U18 2 7 2 3 5 2
2019 United States U18 3 7 4 5 9 4
2020 United States WJC 6th 5 0 2 2 6
2021 United States WJC 1 7 3 5 8 2
Junior totals 32 12 18 30 16
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