UNO’s Turgeon signs

Nebraska-Omaha has lost a second defenseman early.

Grand Forks native Tony Turgeon signed an AHL contract with the San Antonio Rampage — the top minor-league affiliate of the Florida Panthers — giving up his final year of college eligibility.

Turgeon was a physical presence for the Mavs, while tallying two assists in 21 games. For his career, he had six assists in 62 games.

Prior to playing for the Mavs, Turgeon played one season for Waterloo in the USHL and two years for Bismarck in the NAHL.

Omaha also lost defenseman Andrej Sustr early.

Turgeon recently attended Florida’s camp as a forward. There will be more info in Wednesday’s Herald.

NCHC EARLY SIGNINGS

Denver (3)
Scott Mayfield, so, D, New York Islanders
Juho Olkinuora, so, G, Winnipeg Jets
Nick Shore, jr, F, Los Angeles Kings

Minnesota Duluth (1)
Chris Casto, so, D, Boston Bruins

Nebraska Omaha (2)
Andrej Sustr, jr, D, Tampa Bay Lightning
Tony Turgeon, jr, D, San Antonio Rampage (AHL)

North Dakota (1)
Derek Forbort, jr, D, Los Angeles Kings

St. Cloud State (1)
Nick Jensen, jr, D, Detroit Red Wings

Western Michigan (1)
Danny DeKeyser, jr, D, Detroit Red Wings

BIG TEN EARLY SIGNINGS

Michigan (2)
Jacob Trouba, fr, D, Winnipeg Jets
Jon Merrill, jr, D, New Jersey Devils

Minnesota (5)
Nate Schmidt, jr, D, Washington Capitals
Zach Budish, jr, F, Nashville Predators
Nick Bjugstad, jr, F, Florida Panthers
Mark Alt, jr, D, Philadelphia Flyers
Erik Haula, jr, F, Minnesota Wild

Ohio State (1)
Chris Crane, jr, F, San Jose Sharks

Wisconsin (1)
Brendan Woods, so, F, Carolina Hurricanes

2 thoughts on “UNO’s Turgeon signs

  1. Brad, I am really getting concerned with the loss of talent we are seeing in the college ranks. Generally speaking, the eastern teams do not see as many kids leave for the NHL (or their affiliates) or some Canadian Jr league so this could affect the balance of power to some degree. Maybe it just appears this way, but so many teams are losing key people I’m worried college hockey might be losing its panache with some of the top level kids….?? I hope not….any comments?

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