Wings move up to take Turgeon in the third round

The Wings continued to stockpile centers as the second day of the NHL Entry Draft go underway Saturday at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

Trading up to the 63rd pick in the third round, sending No. 76 and a third-round pick in 2015 to Columbus, Detroit chose Dominic Turgeon.

With the Wings’ first pick, 15th overall, on Friday nabbed Waterford native Dylan Larkin.

His father, Pierre, was selected first overall by Buffalo in the 1987 NHL Draft totaled 515 goals and 812 assists in 1,294 career NHL games with the Sabres, New York Islanders, Montreal, St. Louis, Dallas and Colorado.

Turgeon, who plays a strong two-way game, had 10 goals, 21 assists and was a plus-18 rating in 65 games with Portland in the Western Hockey League last season. He had two goals and six assists in the playoffs for the Winterhawks, who advanced to the WHL final for the fourth straight year, losing in seven games to the Memorial Cup champion Edmonton Oil Kings.

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