|Dean Cameron Turner
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 215 pounds
Born: 6.22.58 Dearborn, Michigan
|How he arrived: Traded by the New York Rangers with Lucien DeBlois, Mike McEwen, Pat Hickey
and future considerations for Barry Beck, 11.2.79
How he left: Signed as a free agent by the Buffalo Sabres, 9.24.81
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Like many of the career minor league players that have come to the Rockies' system, Turner had played the most games
of their NHL careers while there. (He also saw 1 game with the Rangers and 3 with Los Angeles.)
And it was a short pro career as it was. However, it was productive; he had achieved 20 assists in a season 4 times.
A shoulder injury in 80-81 late in the season caused him to miss, I would say because I have no evidence, the rest of the
season. I would say that it was the beginning of the end because he only played 2 more seasons, but he had his best two
minor league seasons at that time with 54 points for Rochester and 34 with New Haven.
He co-founded Lease Equities, Inc. after he retired from playing hockey. He had also later served as a senior VP of Dean
Witter Reynolds and worked there until 1995.
His impending lawsuit for mail fraud had to have been why. I won't get into detail about that, though.
|Entry Draft: 1978 Third Round Pick (44th overall) by the
New York Rangers