Former Ottawa Senators Player Kyle Turris Returns to Ottawa to Face Old Team


Turris in action as an Ottawa Senator – Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images

Kyle Turris is a National Hockey League (NHL) forward currently playing for the Nashville Predators in the Central Division.

Throughout his NHL career, Turris has played for the Arizona Coyotes, the Ottawa Senators, and the Nashville Predators.

In December of 2011, Kyle got traded to Ottawa from Arizona in exchange for defenceman David Rundblad.

Kyle spent seven years as a member of the Senators and throughout his career with Ottawa, he built up a connection with the community of Ottawa.

The Capital City Condors, is a hockey team for children and adults ages six and up with developmental disabilities that prevent them from playing on other hockey teams.

In 2012, Turris stepped into the role of Honorary Captain of the Capital City Condors. Kyle and his wife Julie, were given a yearbook of the team to take home with them. The next day, Kyle and Julie showed up at the team breakfast and greeted each child by their names despite not having met any one of them before.

In May 2017, after Kyle scored the overtime game winner in the second round playoff series against the New York Rangers, Kyle and Julie headed on over to the end of year banquet of the Capital City Condors to greet the children and spend time with them.

These little things that Kyle and his wife Julie did in the city of Ottawa made him loved by fans and players alike.

In November of 2017, it was announced that Kyle Turris was traded to Nashville in a three-way trade between the Nashville Predators and the Colorado Avalanche, which sent Matt Duchene to Ottawa.

While on Ottawa, Kyle recorded 117 goals and 157 assists while playing in 407 games.

On Feb. 8th the Nashville Predators rolled into Ottawa to face the Sens and with them the return of Kyle Turris.

The Ottawa Senators played a tribute video for Kyle halfway through the opening period which had the fans in attendance giving Kyle a standing ovation.

The Sens ended up defeating Nashville 4-3 in overtime in an emotional game.

The Sens are set to face Nashville again on February 19 when they head out on a two game road trip which will bring them to Nashville and Chicago.


Turris after scoring a goal as a Nashville Predator – Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

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