The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned left wing John Kurtz
to the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL). In addition, the Ducks have assigned defenseman Mark Fistric
to Norfolk (AHL) on a Long-Term Injury Conditioning Loan.
Kurtz, 24 (5/16/89), has scored 5-7=12 points with 112 penalty minutes (PIM) in 70 games with Norfolk this season and ranks tied for fourth among team leaders in games played and second in PIM. Signed as a free agent on Apr. 10, 2013, the 6-2, 206-pound winger has set career AHL highs in goals, assists, points, appearances and PIM this season.
A native of Oakville, Ontario, Kurtz has appeared in four professional seasons since making his AHL debut with Syracuse in 2009-10. In 196 career AHL games with Norfolk and Syracuse, Kurtz has earned 14-14=28 points with 364 PIM. He also played four Ontario Hockey League (OHL) seasons with Windsor and Sudbury from 2006-10, recording 71-72=143 points with 175 PIM in 251 career games.