Alex Turcotte
19-Year-Old CenterC
IR-NR
Injury Lower Body
Est. Return 1/26/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
The fifth overall pick in the 2019 draft, Turcotte drew Ryan O'Reilly and even Jonathan Toews comparisons as a prospect for his skill, hockey IQ and off-the-charts intensity and compete levels. Still only 19 years old, he scored an impressive nine goals and 26 points in 29 games for the Wisconsin Badgers last season as a freshman, proving himself to be ready for the next challenge. Turcotte's an outstanding skater who already plays a strong two-way game, and while he can snap a shot past any goalie, his preference for facilitating and his ability to thread passes through traffic likely marks him as a future second-line center. He'll fight for a spot on the Kings' roster to begin the season, but could be limited to a checking line in his NHL debut. He also could stand to get a bit stronger and bulkier if only to avoid some of the injuries he's already had to deal with in his career, but even if his short-term fantasy value is limited, Turcotte is one of the core pieces of the Los Angeles rebuild. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level deal with the Kings in March of 2020.
Considered week-to-week
CLos Angeles Kings
Lower Body
January 13, 2021
According to general manager Rob Blake, Turcotte is considered week-to-week with his lower-body issue, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.
ANALYSIS
Once cleared, the plan is for Turcotte to skate on his own for a week before being assigned to AHL Ontario. The fifth overall pick from the 2019 draft clearly isn't expected to have a major role with the Kings in 2020-21, but it still wouldn't be surprising to see him make his NHL debut at some point this season.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
The Kings had to be ecstatic when Turcotte slid to them at the fifth overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The 5-foot-11 pivot spent the 2018-19 campaign with the U.S. National U18 Team, racking up 27 goals and 62 points in 37 contests. The 18-year-old will head to the University of Wisconsin for the 2019-20 campaign, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him sign with the Kings after a single collegiate season. Turcotte's a must-own player in dynasty formats and a name worth keeping an eye on if he turns pro ahead of the 2020-21 season.
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Dealing with lower-body issue
CLos Angeles Kings
Lower Body
January 11, 2021
Turcotte is considered week-to-week after sustaining a lower-body injury, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
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Leaving directly for Los Angeles
CLos Angeles Kings
January 5, 2021
Turcotte will take a private chartered flight from the IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton directly to Los Angeles, Bob McKenzie of TSN of TSN.
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Set to play in AHL
CLos Angeles Kings
December 30, 2020
Kings GM Rob Blake said Wednesday that Turcotte isn't expected to play more than seven NHL games this year, John Hoven of SiriusXM NHL Network Radio reports.
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Returns from loan spell
CLos Angeles Kings
October 23, 2020
Turcotte terminated his loan stint with the Berlin Eisbaren on Friday.
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Loaned to German team
CLos Angeles Kings
September 22, 2020
The Kings loaned Turcotte to Eisbaren Berlin of Germany's DEL on Tuesday, Lisa Dillman of The Athletic reports.
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