8/13/23 MHA Showcase – Real good size, big, physical and lining guys up nicely too. You don’t see too many young defensemen at this level with an ability to square up oncoming puck carriers one-on-one and completely take them out of the equation physically. One attacker came down the left wing, Turkstra maintained a good gap, got into the guy’s chest and deleted him into the boards to eliminate the rush. Rumor has it he was playing house hockey two years ago, but you’d never be able to tell by watching him play. Turkstra was easily one of, if not, the best 2008-born defenseman at the showcase. Footwork could use some work, but it certainly doesn’t hinder him from making plays. I saw him find weak spots in the opposition to jump in and create opportunities for himself, both on the rush and in-zone.