One birthday today:
Alfie Turcotte: One of a handful of Indiana-born players to play hockey for an Indianapolis-based team, Turcotte played 17 games for the Ice in 1997-98, with five goals and six assists. He came into the NHL right away, as the 17th overall pick in the 1983 NHL Draft by Montreal. He played 112 NHL games, nearly all with the Canadiens from 1983-85. He also saw action with the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals later in the 1980s and early 1990s, but primarily saw action in the AHL & IHL, as well as over four seasons in Europe. Although he was raised in Michigan, he was born in Gary, Indiana. He is 49.