February 8, 1993 |
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
|Height||5 ft 9 in (175 cm)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Springfield Thunderbirds (AHL)
Curtis Valk (born February 8, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He is currently playing with the Springfield Thunderbirds in the American Hockey League (AHL) as a prospect within the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Valk played major junior hockey for his hometown team, the Medicine Hat Tigers in the Western Hockey League (WHL). Valk, who played in the WHL from the 2010–11 season, was rewarded for his outstanding performance during the 2012–13 WHL season by being named to the 2013 WHL East First All-Star Team.
As an undrafted free agent embarking on his first professional season, Valk was invited to participate in the Vancouver Canucks 2014 training camp on September 21, 2014. He was later demoted to AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets, where he signed a one-year contract on October 10, 2014. He was immediately re-assigned to ECHL affiliate, the Kalamazoo Wings to begin the 2014–15 season.
On July 1, 2017, Valk signed as a free agent to a one-year, entry-level contract with the Florida Panthers. During training camp, Valk was re-assigned by the Panthers to begin the 2017–18 season with AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds. Through the first 16 games of the season, Valk impressed to lead the team in scoring with 15 points. On November 13, 2017, he received his first recall by the Panthers to the NHL, and made his NHL debut on November 14, 2017.
|2009–10||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||4||0||0||0||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||56||8||9||17||19||15||1||4||5||6|
|2011–12||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||67||24||31||55||35||8||6||4||10||4|
|2012–13||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||71||46||45||91||54||8||3||2||5||4|
|2013–14||Medicine Hat Tigers||WHL||72||47||45||92||36||18||12||9||21||10|
Awards and honours
|First All-Star Team||2012–13|||
|Second All-Star Team||2013–14|
- "WHL Eastern Conference All-Star Teams". Western Hockey League. March 1, 2013. Archived from the original on March 23, 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-01.
- "Mallet, Fox and Valk assigned to Kalamazoo". Utica Comets. October 10, 2014. Archived from the original on October 14, 2014. Retrieved October 10, 2014.
- "Florida Panthers agree to terms with five players". Florida Panthers. 2017-07-01. Retrieved 2017-07-01.
- "Thunderbirds to open training camp on Sept 22". Florida Panthers. 2017-09-21. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
- "Florida Panthers recall forward Curtis Valk from Springfield". Florida Panthers. 2017-11-13. Retrieved 2017-11-13.
- "Former K-Wing Curtis Valk makes NHL debut with Florida Panthers". MLive.com. November 15, 2017. Retrieved November 27, 2017.
- "2013 WHL East All Stars & Award". Western Hockey League. April 2, 2013. Archived from the original on March 23, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
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