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Born September, 1936 in Cudworth, Saskatchewan, Canada
Height: 6 2” Weight: 195 lbs
Inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame in 2012, the tall and popular Kurtenbach enjoyed an outstanding year in his one and only season with the Reds in 1961-62, scoring 31 and 33 assists with 51 PIM.
He had turned professional in 1957-58, signing with the Vancouver Canucks of the WHL, earning Rookie of the Year honors. He played for 4 NHL teams over 13 NHL seasons.
In 1970-71, Kurtenbach was obtained by the Canucks for their inaugural NHL season and was named the franchise's first captain. Over the course of his professional career, he was considered one of the games strongest and most feared fighters. He retired from the NHL after four seasons with Vancouver.
In 2010, Kurtenbach became the first Canucks player inducted into the team's Ring of Honour.