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6. Pierre Turgeon

With a whopping 1,327 career NHL points, Pierre Turgeon was able to live up to the billing of the number one overall draft choice that he was. Twice, Turgeon was able to reach 100 points on a season, his highest being the massive 132 points he amassed for the Islanders during the 1992-93 season. Unfortunately, Turgeon was on teams without other pieces and he was unable to lead any team deep into the playoffs. Turgeon may not have been the most complete hockey player but anyone with over 500 career NHL goals and over 1,300 points has to be considered on the fast track for induction.

Should Pierre Turgeon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.8%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 5.5%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada
  • Eligible Since: Friday, 01 January 2010
  • Position: Center
  • Played For: St. Louis Blues, Montreal Canadiens, New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Lady Byng Trophy (1993)
    NHL All Star 1990, 1993, 1994 & 1996

Should Pierre Turgeon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 81.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 5.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 6.8%
No opinion. - 0.4%
No way! - 5.5%

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-4 #6 Jubsy 2014-12-16 21:16
I don't think so. a few impressive point totals, but played in an era during which points were easier to come by. I think you have to compare him against his peers during the same era. During his 19 year career, he only cracked the top 10 in points twice. I think his lack of volume in years where he racked up elite level point totals keeps him out.
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+5 #5 Walter Budington 2014-11-27 02:25
Definitly should be in the hall of fame . Great Islander Gentelmans like Jean Ratelle ...
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-4 #4 Jon Elfmann 2013-12-30 09:58
Even though he played on some mediocre teams, not a great playoff performer. Very good player, not great.
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+8 #3 Tyson Ward 2013-04-14 22:24
Pierre Turgeon was a great player, who I would equate to Steve Yzerman, Joe Sakic, and Mark Messier, except he played for lesser teams throughout his career and he was never on any team long enough to be a hometown favorite, which is unfortunate. Offensively he has one of the best careers ever, averaging over, at and near a point per game far later in his career than many hall of famers, and equal to the men I listed above. Based on that, he should certainly be much higher on this list, and was a better player than most above him. I would not be shocked if it took him 5-10 years, like an Adam Oates for example, but damn he deserves it.
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-23 #2 P Smith 2012-12-15 14:54
Turgeon's points mean nothing. He is a lifelong coward, the lack of playoff success is proof of that. If you want more proof of his cowardice, look up the "Punch Up In Piestany". Turgeon cowered on the bench while some of his teammates were being attacked two-on-one.

If Turgeon had played football, he would have played flag football, not helmets and pads. He shouldn't be allowed in the hall as a paying visitor, never mind inducted as a player.
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+6 #1 EverestMeisterNeg1 -0001-11-30 00:00
Of all the players who are currently eligible for the hockey hall of fame but not in, only Andreychuk and Oates have more career points than Turgeon.
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