Offense arrives to raise stock on defensively-sound Dominic Turgeon

GRAND RAPIDS, MI –¬†Dominic Turgeon knows the last name is coming up in conversation, sooner or later, and he’s good with that.

But the Grand Rapids Griffins’ second-year center is also keen on it happening later nowadays as he carves out his own niche in the hockey world.

The 21-year-old is the son of Pierre Turgeon, a 19-year NHL great with 515 career goals and the first overall pick by Buffalo in 1987. He amassed 1,327 points in 1,294 games with the Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, St. Louis Blues, Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche.

Dominic loves him, talks to him often and has no problem being the only son of a hockey great. There is another family member who was no slouch either in uncle Sylvain Turgeon. Pierre’s older brother played 12 seasons in the NHL with 269 goals.