The Ducks have recalled left wing John Kurtz
from the Norfolk Admirals, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).
Kurtz, 24 (5/16/89), scored 5-7=12 points with 112 penalty minutes (PIM) in 70 games with Norfolk this season. At the time of his recall, Kurtz ranked 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. In 10 career OHL Playoff games, Kurtz added 1-2=3 points and four PIM with Sudbury.