Tom Kurvers, common supervisor of the American Hockey League’s Iowa Wild, has handed away following a battle with lung most cancers.
He was 58.
Kurvers had served as assistant GM of the Minnesota Wild since 2018, overseeing their hockey operations in Des Moines as a part of his tasks. Iowa reached the Calder Cup Playoffs for the primary time in franchise historical past in 2018-19, and had its most prolific season in 2019-20 once they completed 37-18-4-4 (.651).
A local of Minneapolis, Minn., Kurvers beforehand spent 10 seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning and 11 years with the Phoenix Coyotes, serving in varied hockey operations and scouting capacities.
Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Kurvers gained the Hobey Baker Award at Minnesota-Duluth in 1983-84 and went on to play 659 video games within the NHL with Montreal, Buffalo, New Jersey, Toronto, Vancouver, the N.Y. Islanders and Anaheim. He had a seven-game stint within the AHL with the Capital District Islanders in 1992-93.
Kurvers is survived by his spouse, Heather; daughters Madison and Rose; and sons Weston and Roman.