CHN Staff Report
Tom Kurvers, long-time NHL defenseman and executive, and winner of the 1984 Hobey Baker Award while playing for Minnesota-Duluth, died Monday at the age of 58. Kurvers had been battling lung cancer for a few years.
Kurvers is the first Hobey winner, since the award began in 1981, to pass away.
Kurvers put up 43 goals and 192 points in 164 career games with the Bulldogs over four seasons, 1980-84. In his Hobey year of ’84, Kurvers helped lead UMD to its first national championship game, where it lost to Bowling Green in an OT classic.
From there, Kurvers embarked on an 11-year NHL career, where he scored 93 goals and 421 points in 659 career games.
Following his playing career, Kurvers worked as a scout and executive for a handful of NHL teams.