Pierre Turgeon, a 2007 Little League® Hall of Excellence enshrinee and a Little League Baseball ® World Series alumnus, has achieved an extraordinary milestone as he joins the prestigious 2023 Hockey Hall of Fame class. Following a memorable Little League career that led him a trip to the Little League Baseball World Series in 1982, Mr. Turgeon’s exceptional career on the ice was marked by remarkable talent and unwavering dedication, earning him a place among the greatest players in NHL history.
As a Little Leaguer ®, Mr. Turgeon played for Rotary (Quebec) Little League and in 1982, had the honor of representing the Canada Region in the Little League Baseball World Series where his team advanced to the semifinals before falling to Chinese Taipei. Mr. Turgeon’s exceptional accomplishments both on and off the field throughout his career helped solidify his place as an exemplary role model for aspiring athletes, later earning him the highest honor that Little League as a Little League Hall of Excellence enshrinee in 2007.
The Little League Hall of Excellence serves as a tribute to those who have achieved greatness beyond the confines of the Little League fields and is the highest honor that Little League can bestow. This prestigious honor acknowledges the significant contributions made by Little League graduates, not only in their respective professions but also in their communities. Established in 1988, this annual tradition recognizes remarkable Little League graduates who have exemplified the values instilled in them during their childhood in Little League and have achieved excellence in their chosen professions.
Now, with the much-anticipated announcement of his induction into the 2023 Hockey Hall of Fame class, Mr. Turgeon’s extraordinary journey has ascended to unparalleled heights. This achievement is a testament to his outstanding performance and impact on the sport throughout his career. Having played more than 1,200 games with six different teams in the NHL, Mr. Turgeon holds the distinction of being the highest-scoring retired player in NHL history, amassing an impressive 515 goals and 821 assists for a total of 1,327 points. Notably, his remarkable achievements and exemplary sportsmanship were honored with the prestigious Lady Byng Memorial Trophy.
Mr. Turgeon will join Henrik Lundqvist, Tom Barrasso, Mike Vernon, Caroline Ouellette, Ken Hitchcock, and Pierre Lacroix in the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2023, set for induction on November 13.
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