Alex Turcotte
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Born February 26, 2001 (2001-02-26) (age 20)
Island Lake, Illinois, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NCAA team University of Wisconsin-Madison
NHL Draft 5th overall, 2019
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career TBD–present

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

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

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
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
USHL totals 47 20 46 66 28
USDP totals 95 45 80 125 44


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2017 United States U17 Template:Goca 6 3 3 6 2
2018 United States U18 Template:Sica 7 2 3 5 2
2019 United States U18 Template:Brca 7 4 5 9 4
Junior totals 20 9 11 20 8

International Play

Medal record
Ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of the United States.svg  United States
IIHF World U18 Championships
Silver 2018 Russia
Bronze 2019 Sweden

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

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.

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