Alex Turcotte facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlex Turcotte
Turcotte at the 2019 NHL Entry Draft
|Born||February 26, 2001
Island Lake, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Los Angeles Kings
Ontario Reign (AHL)
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 2019
Los Angeles Kings
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.
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.
|Competitor for United States|
|World Junior Championships|
|IIHF World U18 Championship|
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.
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
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