|Born||February 26, 2001 |
Island Lake, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|NCAA team||University of Wisconsin-Madison|
|NHL Draft||5th overall, 2019|
Los Angeles Kings
Alex Turcotte (born February 26, 2001) is an American collegiate ice hockey forward who is committed to play college hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Regarded as one of the top prospects of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft, he was selected fifth overall by the Los Angeles Kings.
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
On June 21, 2019, Alex was selected in the first-round (5th overall) by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2017–18||U.S. National Development Team Juniors||USHL||31||8||24||32||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||U.S. National Development Team U17||USDP||39||15||32||47||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2017–18||U.S. National Development Team U18||USDP||36||27||41||68||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||U.S. National Development Team Juniors||USHL||16||12||22||34||14||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||U.S. National Development Team U18||USDP||37||27||35||62||14||—||—||—||—||—|
International[edit | edit source]
International Play[edit | edit source]
|Competitor for United States|
|IIHF World U18 Championships|
Alex competed in the 2017–18 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge where his team won the gold medal against Canada. He assisted on a first period goal in the gold medal game and tallied 6 points in 6 games during the tournament.
Later that year, Alex played in the 2018 IIHF U18 World Championship where he scored 5 points in 7 games, but he lost the final game to Finland taking home a silver medal.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Alex is the son of former NHL forward Alfie Turcotte, who has played with the Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and the Washington Capitals.
His grandfather, Réal, played at Michigan State University and once owned and coached the Nanaimo Islanders of the Western Hockey League.
Alex'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.