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|1979 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
2 overall by St. Louis Blues
Born March 9, 1959
Height: 6-2 Weight:
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Birthplace: Bentley, Alberta (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
WHL MVP: 1978-79 (Portland)
All-Star Second Team: 1978-79 (Portland)
Portland Captain: 1978-79
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft preview issue as
No. 3 prospect (among players born in 1959) for the 1979 NHL draft. ... Traded
by Calgary (WCHL) to Portland in exchange for Doug Lecuyer and Dave Morrow in
| Debut: October 9, 1979 (St. Louis at
Numbers: 9, 19 (St. Louis); 27
(Montreal); 27 (Winnipeg)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Playing Status: Retired 1992
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||St. Louis, Mont., Winnipeg||
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
|1980-1988||St. Louis, Mont., Winnipeg
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was highest draft pick in St. Louis history. ... Scored
four goals for St. Louis vs. Toronto on Feb. 5, 1981, becoming first St. Louis
player other than Red Berenson to score four goals in a game. ... Missed
entire 1981 playoffs while ill with a virus. ... Missed remainder of 1982
playoffs with severed tendon behind and below right knee, an injury suffered
when he was cut by teammate Ed Kea's skate during Game 1 of St. Louis'
second-round series vs. Chicago on April 15, 1982. The injury required surgery
and 35 stitches to repair the cut. ... Missed one game during 1982-83 season
with hyperextended knee. ... Missed part of 1984-85 season with strained knee
ligaments, an injury suffered when he was checked by Terry O'Reilly during
Winnipeg's Oct. 21, 1984, game vs. Boston. ... Missed part of 1986-87 season
with dislocated shoulder, an injury suffered in October 1986.
|Post-Draft Teams: Peoria (IHL); Asiago
(Italy); Zurich (Switzerland); Alleghe, Bolzano (Italy); Dorsten (Germany)|
St. Louis (RHI)
AWARDS AND HONORS
RHI Championship: 1999
(St. Louis) (as head coach)
RHI Coach of Year: 1999 (St. Louis)
Italy Penalty-Minutes Leader:
1988-89 (Asiago) (131 PIM)
Coaching Career: Named St. Louis (RHI,
InLine league) player-assistant coach prior to 1994 season and remained in
that position through 1994 season. ... Named St. Louis (RHI,
InLine league) head coach prior to 1995 season and held position through 1999 season.
Career: Named director of Missouri InLine Hockey Association in 2000 and
remained in position through 2002-03 season.
Miscellaneous: Made headlines in
1987 during a Winnipeg road trip to New York when he was swindled out of $150
by a con man claiming to sell him a VCR in the lobby of the New York Sheraton.
When Turnbull opened the box, he found a rock inside. He filed a police report
over the incident. ... Played for St. Louis
(RHI, InLine league) in 1993 and 1994. ... Played on St.
Louis' charity softball team. ... Owned West Travel Limited (travel agency)
franchise in St. Louis during his playing days. ... Competed in NHL Arm
Wrestling Tournament in Las Vegas in 1981, 1982 and 1983. ... Became co-owner
of Midwest Sport Hockey, an InLine rink in St. Louis, after his retirement.
... Named to left wing position on all-time Portland (WCHL/WHL) team by a
Canadian Hockey League panel in 1999.
Personal: Full name is Perry John
Turnbull. ... Cousin of former NHL player Randy Turnbull. ... Father of U.S. junior player Travis Turnbull.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: St. Louis traded Turnbull to Montreal
in exchange for Doug Wickenheiser, Gilbert Delorme and Greg Paslawski on
December 21, 1983. Three and a half years later, St. Louis got Turnbull back
from Winnipeg for 1987 fifth-round pick (Ken Gernander) on June 5, 1987.||
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