Edmonton Oilers sign center Kyle Turris to two-year contract

October 10, 2020 7:31 pm

EDMONTON, AB – The Edmonton Oilers have made their first splash in the free agency market by signing center Kyle Turris to a two-year contract.

The contract is reported to pay Turris, who was bought out by the Nashville Predators last week, an AAV of $1.65-million. The 31-year-old right-shot is a native of New Westminster, B.C. and has played in 12 NHL seasons with the Phoenix Coyotes, Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators.

Kyle Turris named captain at 2019 Worlds for Team Canada

May 11, 2019 4:52 am

SLOVAKIA – Nashville Predators forward Kyle Turris has been named captain for Team Canada at the world men’s hockey championship in Slovakia.

Las Vegas Knights forward Mark Stone and Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier have been named the alternates.

Predators’ Kyle Turris feels like he’s part of ‘something special’

October 16, 2018 3:49 pm

NASHVILLE, TN – Kyle Turris was around 15 years old when he had “the talk” with his father.

The Predators center was nervous. He wasn’t sure how his dad would receive the news that his son was abandoning lacrosse in favor of hockey.

Turris’ trepidation is understandable considering his dad, Bruce Turris, is a member of the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame.

How Predators’ Kyle Turris became hero to special needs hockey team in Ottawa

February 7, 2018 8:01 pm

OTTAWA, ONTARIO –  Whenever Kyle Turris’ name appeared on Jim Perkins’ phone last fall, Perkins felt a rush of anxiety.

For months, Perkins dreaded the call that he received from Turris on the evening of Nov. 5. Turris’ career with the Ottawa Senators ended that night, the result of a three-team trade that landed the multi-talented center with the Predators.

Turris had kept Perkins informed of his situation, promising to call when it reached resolution. They had become as close as family through Turris’ commitment to the Capital City Condors, a hockey team for children and adults with special needs that Perkins and wife Shana founded in 2008.