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Alfie Turcotte
Born June 5, 1965 (1965-06-05) (age 57)
Gary, Indiana, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
Played for Montreal Canadiens
Winnipeg Jets
Washington Capitals
National team  United States
NHL Draft 17th overall, 1983
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 1983–1999

Alfie Turcotte (born Real Jean Turcotte on June 5, 1965) is a former American ice hockey player who has played for the Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing Career[]

Alfie began his career playing with Detroit Compuware of the NAHL before playing with the WHL's Nanaimo Islanders and Portland Winter Hawks.

After helping Portland win the Memorial Cup in 1983 and being named tournament MVP, he was selected 17th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft.

Alfie returned to junior in 1983-84 and represented the U.S. at the World Junior Championships. He spent parts of three years with Montreal and saw significant time on the power play. His overall play was inconsistent and kept him from establishing himself as a big league regular.

Alfie represented the U.S. at the 1986 World Championships and toiled briefly with the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals. His best year during this period was in the 1987-88 season when he made the AHL second all-star team after scoring 102 points while playing for three different clubs.

In the 1991-92 season, Alfie left North America for the VSV Villach club of Austria. He also played in Switzerland and Germany and led the Austrian league in scoring twice.

Alfie returned to North America in the 1998-99 season to play for the WPHL's Arkansas Glaciercats.

Personal Life[]

Alfie's younger brother, Jeff Turcotte had a brief minor professional stint in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) and the Sunshine Hockey League (SuHL).

His son, Alex was drafted 5th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft.