13 Facts About Tom Kurvers


Thomas James Kurvers was an American professional ice hockey defenseman in the National Hockey League.

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Tom Kurvers spent eleven seasons in the NHL between 1984 and 1995.

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Tom Kurvers won the 1984 Hobey Baker award as the best collegiate ice hockey player, and won the Stanley Cup with the Montreal Canadiens in 1986.

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Tom Kurvers played collegiately at the University of Minnesota Duluth, and was selected 145th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1981 NHL Entry Draft following his freshman season.

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Tom Kurvers played his most productive post-season hockey that year for the Devils, posting 15 points in 19 games during their run to the 1988 Wales Conference Finals.

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Tom Kurvers was a highly skilled, puck-moving defenceman, especially dangerous on the power play.

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Tom Kurvers scored 93 goals and added 328 assists for 421 points.

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Tom Kurvers appeared in 57 Stanley Cup playoff games, scoring eight goals and recording 22 assists.

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Tom Kurvers was promoted to director of player personnel in 2005.

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In 2008, Tom Kurvers was named assistant general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

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From 2011 to 2018, Tom Kurvers served as the senior advisor to the general manager of the Tampa Bay Lightning before being named the assistant general manager of the Minnesota Wild.

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In January 2019, Tom Kurvers was diagnosed with adenocarcinoma, a type of non-small-cell lung cancer.

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In 1991, Tom Kurvers was inducted into the University of Minnesota Duluth Hall of Fame.

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