Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Graduate Player Showcase: Matteo Turrin

There aren’t a lot of big guys like Matteo Turrin who move the way that he does. A very unique talent, Turrin joined the team mid season after a trade with the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL and made an immediate impact with the team, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist in his first four games.

At 6’5, 225lbs, Turrin was the biggest guy in the SJHL season and played like, accumulating 54 hits on the season (according to InStat) to finish third on the team despite playing 13 less games than the two men ahead of him. Not only that, but the chemistry he had with Jakob Kalin and Mi-Kwan Tallman on the second line helped spark the lineup for the team.

In his time in the BCHL, Turrin played most of the 21-22 season with the Cowichan Valley Capitals where he first played with Jordan Edwards. The two became fast friends, and when Turrin came to the Red Wings, he managed to bring convince Edwards to join him, becoming billet brothers here in Weyburn.

Off the ice, you won’t find many better team guys than Matteo Turrin. With a personality as big as his stature, you’ll never know when he’s going to have that joke or don a mascot costume to make his teammates and everyone around him laugh. Even when it comes to the public events with kids, Turrin was always one of the most involved with the kids every time and, even if they were scared of him at first, was usually the one kids always wanted to play with by the end.

Since joining us from Langley, Matteo helped add scoring depth to our line up. He’s a big personality and a glue guy in the room. I’m looking forward to see where Turrin’s hockey career goes.” -Head Coach and GM Cody Mapes.

Turrin is not signed to a college commitment at the time of this article, but we don’t anticipate that to be the case when next season starts.