John Kurtz

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John Kurtz
Born (1989-05-16) May 16, 1989 (age 27)
Oakville, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
Syracuse Crunch
Norfolk Admirals
Utica Comets
Toronto Marlies
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–present

John Kurtz (born May 16, 1989) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played with the Toronto Marlies of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career[edit]

Prior to turning professional, Kurtz played four seasons of major junior hockey in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires and Sudbury Wolves. For his play during the 2009–10 OHL season, Kurtz was unanimously selected to receive the Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy as the “OHL team captain that best exemplifies leadership on and off the ice, with a passion and dedication to the game of hockey and his community”.[1]

Immediately following the conclusion of his final OHL season, Kurts began his professional career with the Syracuse Crunch, joining the AHL team for their closing games of the 2009–10 AHL season.[2][3] Kurtz was later signed to a one-year entry level contract with NHL affiliate, the Anaheim Ducks on April 10, 2013.[4]

After two seasons within the Ducks organization, Kurtz left as a free agent and later accepted an invitation to the Vancouver Canucks training camp on a professional try-out contract on September 11, 2015.[5] On February 23, 2016, Kurtz signed a professional tryout contract with the Toronto Marlies of the AHL.

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy 2009–10 [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wolves' John Kurtz is Recipient of the Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy". Ontario Hockey League. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Kurtz Moves On". Canada.com. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  3. ^ "Week Twenty Eight: Crunchables". OurSportsCentral.com. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Ducks sign Kurtz to entry-level contract". Anaheim Ducks. 2013-04-10. Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  5. ^ "Vancouver Canucks training camp roster" (PDF). Vancouver Canucks. 2015-09-11. Retrieved 2015-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Wolves' John Kurtz Wins Mickey Renaud Captain's Trophy". Ontario Hockey League. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 

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