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WHERE ARE THEY NOW - PIERRE TURGEON
Where are they now - Pierre Turgeon
 

FIND OUT WHAT PIERRE TURGEON IS DOING THESE DAYS.

MONTREAL | November 2nd, 2010
Where are they now - Pierre Turgeon
Where do you live now?

I live in Cherry Hills, Colorado.

What are you doing these days?

I spend a lot of time going out and watching my four kids play sports, which is something I unfortunately didn’t get to do that often while I was playing in the NHL. I’ve also been involved with a project called emagineIF for two years. It’s a Web site that helps kids discover what their passions are in life.

How many times per year do you lace up the skates?

I haven’t skated since the summer when I was in Rouyn-Noranda visiting family and friends. I was heavily involved in minor hockey the past few years, but this year I decided I wanted to see my kids play and they’re all into different sports. But I’ll play a few games in Guy Lafleur’s farewell tour this year.

Have you kept in touch with any former teammates?

I’ve kept in touch with a few guys like Joe Sakic, Donald Audette and Stephane Matteau, but I rarely get to see the rest of my old Montreal teammates.

How many Canadiens games do you watch per year?

Living in Colorado, it’s tough to get Habs games on T.V. and I’m busy with work and my family, so I don’t have a lot of time to check out the games. When I do get a free hour or two, their games are usually over because of the time zone difference out west.

When was the last time you were in Montreal to watch a game?

It was for the Centennial Game in December 2009. What an amazing night! In addition to the game itself, getting to see so many of my old teammates was really special. The organization did a really great job organizing that event.

Of all the memorabilia you’ve collected and still have from your years with the Canadiens, what’s your favorite?

I have a few Maurice Richard collectibles and some signed Guy Lafleur photos. I also have a bunch of memorabilia from my career on display around the house.

What is your greatest memory of your time with the Canadiens?

No question, it was the closing of the Forum and the opening of the Molson Centre in 1996. Being the captain of the team at the time, I had the privilege to represent my teammates in those two historic events. I was in the right place at the right time and I got to take part in the torch passing ceremony with all the previous captains. It was intimidating and amazing to be a part of that.

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