Kyle Turris retires from NHL after 14 seasons

Posted: 21/08/2022 in NHL
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Kyle Turris is hanging up his skates after 14 seasons in the NHL, he announced Wednesday.

Turris has agreed to join the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express as a special advisor to the general manager and a player development coach.

“The Express organization played a key role in my personal and professional growth,” Turris said. “I am excited about having the opportunity to work with (chief operating officer and general manager) Tali (Campbell) and (coach) Patrick (Sexton) as they help each player develop individually while pursuing the Fred Page Cup as a team.”

Turris finishes his career with 425 points in 776 games.

The Arizona Coyotes initially selected Turris third overall in the 2007 draft, but he never quite found his footing in the desert. His career really took off after the team traded him to the Ottawa Senators in 2011.

Turris established himself as a quality second-line center while playing parts of seven seasons in the Canadian capital, averaging 55 points per 82 games and racking up a career-high 64 points in 2014-15. The skilled center also added 12 goals and 12 assists in 42 postseason contests with the Sens.

Ottawa shipped Turris to the Nashville Predators in 2017. He spent three seasons in the Music City, collecting 96 points in 182 games.

The 33-year-old played his final two campaigns with the Edmonton Oilers, registering three goals and six assists in 50 games.

Turris also represented Canada on the international stage a handful of times. While donning the red maple leaf, he won gold at the 2008 world juniors and captained the Canadians to a silver medal at the 2019 World Championship.

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