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.
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