Turner Stevenson

 

 

Seattle Thunderbirds 1988-92
Right Wing - 6'3" - 210 lbs.

Awards/Honors

  • WHL First Team All-Star:  1992
  • Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star Team:  1992

Championships

  • None

 

Statistics

Regular Season Playoffs
GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988-89 Seattle Thunderbirds 69 15 12 27 84
1989-90 Seattle Thunderbirds 62 29 32 61 176 13 3 2 5 35
1990-91 Seattle Thunderbirds 57 36 27 63 222 6 1 5 6 15
1991-92 Seattle Thunderbirds 58 20 32 52 264 15 9 3 12 55
Seattle Totals 246 100 103 203 746 34 13 10 23 105
NHL Totals 613 74 112 186 924 67 6 12 18 66

Turner Stevenson was one of the most complete players ever to suit up with the Thunderbirds franchise.  At 6'3" and 210 lbs he was a physical force on the ice, and he used his size to his advantage both in the corners and with the gloves off - his 746 PIM with Seattle are the fifth most in the city's history from any era, and he did it in only four years.  Don't let the penalty minutes fool you, though - Stevenson was also a very talented forward capable of putting the puck in the net and his 36 goals in 1990-91 were the third most on the team.

He had an outstanding final season in the WHL, averaging almost a point per game and leading his team the the Western Conference finals, scoring nine goals in the playoffs.  Seattle hosted the Memorial Cup tournament in 1992, and Stevenson scored two goals in the Thunderbirds' four games, earning a spot on the tournament all-star squad.  He also led the tournament in penalty minutes with 18.

Stevenson was selected in the first round of the 1990 NHL Entry Draft (12th pick overall) by the Montreal Canadiens.  He has had a long NHL career with Montreal and New Jersey, and won the Stanley Cup with the Devils in 2000 and 2003.  He joined the staff of the Seattle Thunderbirds as an assistant coach beginning in the 2007-08 season.