14-Year NHL Veteran Officially Retires

After a 14-year career, and a former No. 3 overall pick, Edmonton Oilers center Kyle Turris has decided to hang up the skates, and move into a front office role, back where it all began for him. 

And that 'next stage' for Turris has already been determined. He's got his next gig lined up. 

Turris has been hired as the Special Advisor to General Manager Tali Campbell and Player Development Coach for the Junior A Coquitlam Express of the BCHL.

Before his 14-year NHL career, Turris was a dominant star player for the Express as a teenager. In two seasons, from 2005-07, he notched 102 goals and 193 points in 110 games. That led to his being selected 3rd overall by Phoenix in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. 

In his pro career, he scored 168 goals and 425 points in 776 NHL games, for four different teams. 

The 33-year-old is thrilled to be circling back to where it all began, in Coquitlam. "The Express organization played a key role in my personal and professional growth," said Turris. "I am excited about having the opportunity to work with Tali and Patrick as they help each player develop individually, while pursuing the Fred Page Cup as a team."

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