Alex Turcotte
Alex Turcotte
20-Year-Old CenterC
Los Angeles Kings
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.
Assigned to AHL
CLos Angeles Kings  Minors
February 2, 2021
Turcotte (lower body) was assigned to AHL Ontario on Monday, TSN reports.
ANALYSIS
Turcotte is expected to spend most of the season in the minors, as Kings GM Rob Blake said in December that he won't play more than seven games with the big club to preserve his three-year, entry-level contract. The Kings have high hopes for the 2019 fifth overall pick. Turcotte was impressive at the University of Wisconsin last year, recording 26 points over 29 games.
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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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Considered week-to-week
CLos Angeles Kings  Minors
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.
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Dealing with lower-body issue
CLos Angeles Kings  Minors
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  Minors
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  Minors
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  Minors
October 23, 2020
Turcotte terminated his loan stint with the Berlin Eisbaren on Friday.
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