|Assets:||Has excellent scoring instincts, both as a triggerman and playmaker. Displays solid two-way upside, as well. Is also a talented, effortless skater. Owns very soft hands, too.|
|Flaws:||Needs to continue adding more bulk in order to fulfill his vast scoring potential and prove he can overcome the physical rigors of the NHL. Can be overpowered in high traffic areas.|
|Career Potential:||Talented scoring center with good upside.|
|WCHA||Third All-Star Team||2007-08|
|10/06/2012||Signed with Oulun Karpat (Finland).|
|8/29/2012||Signed by the Ottawa Senators to a five-year contract extension.|
|12/17/2011||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|11/22/2011||Re-signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to a two-year contract.|
|2/22/2011||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/22/2011||Missed 2 games (undisclosed).|
|2/19/2011||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|1/08/2011||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|1/06/2011||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|11/30/2010||Missed 3 games (upper body injury).|
|11/21/2010||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|4/13/2010||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL)|
|9/21/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/02/2009||Recalled from San Antonio (AHL).|
|2/12/2009||Assigned to San Antonio (AHL).|
|3/31/2008||Signed by the Phoenix Coyotes to an entry-level contract.|
|12/17/2011||Phoenix Coyotes traded Kyle Turris to the Ottawa Senators for David Rundblad and a second-round draft pick in 2012.|
|6/22/2007||Drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 1st round (3rd overall) in 2007.|
Kyle Turris ends goal slump in Monday's win | 12/10/2013 8:39 AM
NewsKyle Turris scored his seventh goal of the season in Monday's 5-4 shootout win over Philadelphia.
ImpactHe had gone eight straight contests without finding the back of the net going into Monday's match. Turris also dropped the gloves with Flyers' center Sean Couturier in the first period. He has 23 points in 31 games this year.
Kyle Turris gets shorthanded goal vs. Wild | 11/21/2013 9:52 AM
NewsKyle Turris potted a shorthanded goal in a 4-3 loss to Minnesota Wednesday night.
ImpactHe gave the Senators a 1-0 lead in the contest, but the Wild even the less than a minute later. Clarke MacArthur made a terrific pass, between his legs, to Turris for the goal. Turris, who scored a power-play goal on Tuesday night, now has six markers and 20 points in 22 games this year.
Kyle Turris scores PPG in loss to Philly | 11/20/2013 7:35 AM
NewsKyle Turris had a power-play goal in Tuesday's 5-2 defeat in Philadelphia.
ImpactHe was stymied on a penalty shot with 5:06 remaining and a lengthy video review upheld a close no-goal call where the puck ended up being lodged between Flyers blueliner Nicklas Grossman's skates. Turris has 19 points in 21 games this season.
Turris on Tuesday: 'We played a crap game' | 11/14/2013 10:27 AM
NewsKyle Turris called Tuesday's 5-0 loss to Philadelphia "embarrassing."
Impact"We played a crap game," Turris said. "Obviously we're learning right now you have to put in that hard work to improve. It was a step back (against Philly), but we've played better at home here and we've got to keep getting better and regain our form." The Senators host Boston in their next outing on Friday night. Turris has been an offensive catalyst for Ottawa this year, but he didn't have a shot and finished with a minus-1 rating versus Philadelphia.
Kyle Turris earns 2 points in win over Cats | 11/09/2013 5:19 PM
NewsKyle Turris generated a goal and an assist in a 3-2 victory over Florida on Saturday afternoon.
ImpactHis fourth goal of the season opened the scoring and his power-play assist on Clarke MacArthur's marker gave him 18 points in 17 games. Mika Zibanejad had Ottawa's other tally in the contest.
Kyle Turris extends point streak to six games | 11/08/2013 9:14 AM
NewsKyle Turris found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-1 triumph over Montreal.
ImpactHe has generated two goals and six assists during his current six-game scoring spree. Turris, who is off to a torrid start this year, has racked up 13 helpers and 16 points in 16 games.
Kyle Turris gets two points in loss | 10/29/2013 11:10 PM
NewsKyle Turris scored and added an assist in the Senators' 6-5 loss in Chicago Tuesday night.
ImpactThe forward now has five points in his past four games. Through 12 games he has two goals and 11 points.
Sens' Kyle Turris set for return to Phoenix | 10/15/2013 10:34 AM
NewsKyle Turris is tied with Bobby Ryan for the team lead with five points after five games.
ImpactHe has notched one goal and four helpers. Turris also leads all Senators forwards in shorthanded ice time, where he's averaged 3:10 per game. He's become a trusted two-way center for Ottawa and he'll play his former team, the Phoenix Coyotes, on Tuesday night.
Kyle Turris records three points in loss | 10/06/2013 12:31 AM
NewsKyle Turris scored and assisted twice for Ottawa, which fell 5-4 to Toronto in the shootout Saturday night.
ImpactWe've seen this script play out before for Turris, who boasts a lot of talent but not the on-ice consistency to be counted on in a big role. That being said, he's just 24 and is worth monitoring as he has four points in the first two tilts. Jared Cowen had a goal and an assist, while Cory Conacher and Jason Spezza potted goals of their own. Patrick Wiercioch chipped in with two helpers.
Sens second line has great chemistry | 10/05/2013 11:06 AM
NewsDon Brennan of the Ottawa Sun thinks that the line of Kyle Turris, Clarke MacArthur and Cory Conacher have great chemistry.
ImpactThis is good news for the Senators who have an outstanding first line with Jason Spezza between Milan Michalek and Bobby Ryan. A second scoring line will do wonders for the team and Turris, MacArthur and Conacher have a lot of offensive potential. Turris had 12 goals and 29 points in 48 games and at age 24 could have a breakout season.
Kyle Turris' two points not enough in loss | 05/24/2013 10:41 PM
NewsKyle Turris scored and assisted for the Senators as their season came to an end with a 6-2 loss in Game 5 of their second-round series with the Penguins on Friday night.
ImpactTurris had a team-leading six postseason goals. The Senators were overwhelmed and overmatched against the Penguins in this series, but they were never quitters. Even though they were outscored 21-11, coach Paul MacLean's group never gave up and that was a trait of this team the entire season. Milan Michalek potted the other marker, with Jared Cowen, Colin Greening and Jason Spezza picking up helpers. Chris Neil and Turris each had four penalty minutes.
Kyle Turris scores fifth goal Wednesday night | 05/23/2013 11:44 AM
NewsKyle Turris potted his team-leading fifth goal of the postseason in Wednesday's 7-3 loss to Pittsburgh.
ImpactHis tally gave the Senators a 2-1 lead after the first period, the Penguins poured it on in the next two frames to put Ottawa on the brink of elimination. Turris has five goals and seven points in nine playoff contests after he recorded 12 markers and 29 points during 48 regular season games.
Kyle Turris' SHG sinks Habs in Game 5 | 05/10/2013 11:10 AM
NewsKyle Turris' shorthanded goal in the second period gave Ottawa a 3-1 lead Thursday night and it appeared to suck the life out of the Montreal Canadiens.
ImpactThe Senators went on to score three power-play goals in the third period to win Game 5 by a score of 6-1 and eliminate the Canadiens from the playoffs. Turris was shoved into goaltender Peter Budaj on the play and Erik Condra's shot bounced off his thigh and into the net. Turris was excellent for Ottawa in the series with three goals and two assists. He has also improved defensively and has stepped up as the team's top center with Jason Spezza still out of the lineup.
Turris pots OT winner, Sens up 3-1 in series | 05/07/2013 10:40 PM
NewsKyle Turris tallied the game-winning goal in overtime Tuesday to give Ottawa a commanding 3-1 series lead against Montreal.
ImpactHe also picked up an assist on Cory Conacher's game-tying strike with just 22.6 seconds remaining in the third period. Mika Zibanejad had the Senators' other goal in the contest, while Daniel Alfredsson, Chris Neil, Sergei Gonchar, Erik Karlsson and Marc Methot posted an assist each. The game didn't feature the same nastiness of Game 3, but it had plenty of drama.
Turris removed from Sens' top line | 05/04/2013 12:29 PM
NewsKyle Turris was removed from the Senators' top line during Ottawa's 3-1 loss to Montreal Friday night.
ImpactHe was replaced by Jean-Gabriel Pageau who skated between Milan Michalek and Daniel Alfredsson. We are not sure if Ottawa coach Paul MacLean will keep this line intact or restore Turris to his regular position for Game 3. Of course, if far-fetched rumors of Jason Spezza's return are true, then Ottawa's lines will be due for a major turnover.
Kyle Turris gets goal in loss | 04/27/2013 10:48 PM
NewsKyle Turris potted the only goal for Ottawa in its 2-1 setback against the Flyers on Saturday night.
ImpactTurris is still only 23 years old, but it's not looking like he's anywhere close to filling his third-overall-pick billing. He ends the season with just 11 goals and 27 points. Chris Phillips and Colin Greening had the helpers. Ottawa needs to win Sunday to lock up the seventh seed in the playoffs, or else it'll get the eighth spot.
Kyle Turris breaks goalless drought | 04/18/2013 10:17 PM
NewsKyle Turris scored two goals for the Senators in a 3-1 win over Washington Thursday night.
ImpactTurris had failed to find the back of the net in 13 consecutive games entering this one so he must feel a weight removed from his shoulders. Cory Conacher scored the other Ottawa goal in the victory while Chris Phillips picked up two assists.
Kyle Turris struggling as top-line center | 03/01/2013 11:48 AM
NewsKyle Turris hasn't found the back of the net in his last 17 games.
ImpactThe Sens need a lot more from their first-line center. Even though he does have 12 points, a drought like this makes you realize what an injury (Jason Spezza) does to a young player in a demanding role. At 23, the talent is there. The consistency is not.
Kyle Turris' goal drought hits 16 games | 02/26/2013 10:41 AM
NewsKyle Turris hasn't scored a goal in 16 straight games.
ImpactHe has seven assists during his goal drought, but as the team's top center with Jason Spezza out of action much more is expected of him. Turris has 12 points in 20 games this year.
Kyle Turris' goal drought frustrating him | 02/18/2013 11:40 AM
NewsKyle Turris' goal drought is weighing on him.
ImpactTurris, Ottawa's de facto center with Jason Spezza out, had four in his first four games, but that's been it. "It's, yeah, I mean any time you don't score for any period time, let alone a long period of time, it's very frustrating," he said. "You've just got to keep going and keep getting the opportunities and know that they'll eventually go in and, once they do go in, it'll be more than one to make up for the time missed."
Kyle Turris has 8 points in 9 games | 02/04/2013 12:19 PM
NewsKyle Turris registered an assist on Sunday.
ImpactTurris has four goals and eight points in nine games this season. With Jason Spezza sidelined, the Senators will be counting on Turris to be one of their offensive leaders. That should mean big minutes for Turris, particularly with the man advantage.
Kyle Turris gets two points, Sens fall short | 01/26/2013 12:10 AM
NewsKyle Turris had a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 6-4 loss Friday.
ImpactErik Condra, Jason Spezza, and Erik Karlsson each scored a goal in the losing effort. Sergei Gonchar registered his second and third assists of the season.
Kyle Turris gets two goals in win Monday | 01/21/2013 11:41 PM
NewsKyle Turris scored twice in the Senators' 4-0 win over the Panthers Monday night.
ImpactThe Ottawa Senators have high expectations for Turris in this 48-game shortened campaign and he's certainly off to a great start. After going pointless in six games with Phoenix, he had 12 goals and 29 points in 49 games as a member of the Ottawa Senators last season. He's certainly worth a look in some of the deeper leagues out there.
Sens high on C Turris going into this year | 01/18/2013 11:23 AM
NewsThe Ottawa Senators have high expectations for Kyle Turris this campaign.
ImpactCoach Paul MacLean said the team anticipates Turris to improve on what he did last season after he joined the Senators. "His confidence is better than it was," said MacLean. "His ability to skate - he's a year older and the work he's done fitness-wise, that gives you an awful lot of confidence. He's a much more confident player today." He scored 12 goals and 29 points in 49 games with Ottawa following his acquisition from Phoenix. He is slated to center the second line between Daniel Alfredsson and Guillaume Latendresse.
|Goals||1||7 times-last:vs. Phi||last:Dec 9||2|
|Assists||2||3 times-last:vs. Dal||last:Nov 3||2|
|Points||3||at Tor||Oct 5||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||vs. Phi||Dec 9||4|
|Plus/Minus||3||3 times-last:vs. Mtl||last:Nov 7||3|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last:at Phi||last:Nov 19||1|
|Power Play Points||1||7 times-last:at TB||last:Dec 5||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||vs. Min||Nov 20||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||vs. Min||Nov 20||0|
|Shots||8||at Buf||Dec 10||6|
|Goals||12||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Ott)|
|Assists||17||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Ott)|
|Points||29||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Ott)|
|Penalty Minutes||31||2011-12 (Phx/Ott)|
|Power Play Goals||3||2 times-last: 2012-13 (Ott)|
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