Turner Elson, Re-Introducing Your Calgary Flames


Wayne Gretzky has scored and assisted on countless beautiful goals. Turner Elson has started his list of beauties with his goal against the Vancouver Canucks. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

From the 2009-10 season through the 2012-13 season, Turner Elson was a proud member of the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL.  Elson went from being a 17 year old with an outside chance to make the team to leaving a 20 year old who proudly wore the Captain “C”.  Click HERE to hear Elson’s final interview before leaving Red Deer.

Turner Elson split last season between the then Calgary Flames AHL affiliate Abbotsford Heat and the then ECHL affiliate Alaska Aces.  In Abbotsford, Elson would only earn 3 points in 37 games.  In 18 regular season games with the Aces, Turner Elson would average almost a point per game finishing up with 5 goals and 10 assists.

Here’s the impressive part of Elson’s tenure with the Alaska Aces last season.  During the Aces playoff run to the championship, Elson would collect 11 more points in helping his team hoist the Kelly Cup.

The following is the “talent analysis” from Hockeysfuture.com:

"Elson has good hockey sense and can play well in all three zones of the ice. The physical winger plays a high energy, aggressive game and isn’t afraid to drop the gloves with anyone. He can play on both the power play and penalty killing units with solid scoring success on either unit. The young forward needs to improve his offensive skills, skating speed while adding more muscle mass to play his physical style at the pro level."

Turner Elson played in the final two games of the Calgary Flames Young Stars Tournament.  Elson collected an assist and five shots versus the Edmonton Oilers and an unassisted goal and 4 shots versus the Vancouver Canucks.

It was not any ordinary goal, please take the 30 seconds to watch the YouTube clip, it was a GREAT GOAL!