Alex Turcotte Biography
Alex Turcotte is an American collegiate ice hockey forward. Regarded as one of the top prospects of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Turcotte was selected fifth overall by the Los Angeles Kings. Turcotte has committed to play college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for the upcoming season.
Alex Turcotte Age And Height
Alex Turcotte is an American collegiate ice hockey forward. Regarded as one of the top prospects of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, Turcotte was selected fifth overall by the Los Angeles Kings. He was born on February 26, 2001, in Island Lake, Illinois, United States. He is 18 years old as of 2019.
Information about her height and body stats are still under review. He has tried to keep his life personal. However, the information will be updated soon when known.
Alex Turcotte 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 and once owned and coached the Nanaimo Islanders of the Western Hockey League.
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.
Maria Martin Dating And Married
Information about his marital status and wife are still under review. He has tried to keep his life personal. However, the information will be updated soon when known.
Alex Turcotte 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.
Alex Turcotte International Play
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.
Alex Turcotte Draft Prospect
Due to injury issues early in the season, Alex Turcotte found himself falling down draft boards despite being one of the most talented two-way players in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Once he got healthy Turcotte turned into the dynamic blue-chip prospect scouts had expected him to be. He had a tremendous second half of the season and is now all but a lock to be selected in the top-5 next month.
Turcotte finished the USHL leg of his season with a league-leading 2.14 points-per-game. He was able to accomplish this while playing away from super-prospect Jack Hughes and goal-scoring dynamo Cole Caufield. Turcotte’s role was as the 2C that was tasked with a more three-zone game than the top line.
The son of an NHLer, Turcotte brings a blend of high-end speed and skill while being among the best defensive forwards in the class.
He is a powerful center with excellent playmaking abilities who has the potential to turn into a top line NHLer.
He is a fast, agile skater with a powerful stride and the lower body strength that allows him to win battles against the boards and control play down low in a way that is reminiscent of the best playmaking centers in the league. You’re not going to see Turcotte knocked off the puck very often.
Turcotte has the vision and passing ability to play an offensive role while already showing the defensive responsibility needed to play center in the NHL.
Growing up around the game, you can tell he has very strong hockey instincts. He has a feel for the game and understands the nuances in a way normally only seen from veteran players. He has strong situational awareness and plays the type of game that system-oriented coaches will love.
Going into this season, some feared that Turcotte was too willing to defer to his linemates as opposed to looking for his own scoring chances.
Those fears went away this year as he showed the ability to take control and drive possession in a way that made him a true scoring threat.
While he has very good top speed, it’s Turcotte’s acceleration that makes him so difficult to contain. He has a first step that most defenders can’t handle. He is relentless on the forecheck and has a knack for causing turnovers in the offensive zone.
He’s always moving his feet and has a motor that doesn’t allow the opposition time to delay with the puck. Turcotte is not overly physical, but he is not afraid to take a hit to make a play.
He has a quick stick and is great at intercepting passes leading to quick transition turnovers. He perfectly fits the new mold of offensive-threatening penalty killer.
While NHL comparisons are not overly useful and can be misleading, scouts have compared Turcotte to Ryan O’Reilly and Patrice Bergeron. Comparisons that are both apt and exciting for whichever team drafts him.
Committed to play for the Wisconsin Badger next season, Turcotte is likely only one year away from making an impact at the NHL level.
Alex Turcotte Net Worth
In 2018, Alex Turcotte’s net worth has grown significantly. End of the year, Alex Turcotte’s estimated net worth Under Review. You may check the Estimated Net Worth of Alex Vazquez, Alex Vanhala and Alex Turko.
|Net Worth (2019)||$1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.)|
|Estimated Net Worth (2018)||$100K – $1 Million|
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