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Orland Kurtenbach

Born:September 7, 1936Draft:Undrafted
Hometown:Cudworth, SaskatchewanPosition:Center
Known For:First Vancouver Canucks CaptainShoots:Left
National Team:N/ACurrent Team:Retired

Orland John Kurtenbach (born September 7, 1936) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and coach. A center notable for his defensive skill and as one of the toughest fighters in the game, he played for several National Hockey League (NHL) teams during his twenty professional seasons, principally the Vancouver Canucks, with whom he became the NHL franchise’s inaugural captain.

Former Bruin Orland Kurtenbach is Leafs new “policeman.”

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Staff History

  • CHL, Seattle Totems, Head Coach (1975)
  • CHL, Tulsa Oilers, Head Coach (1975-1977)
  • NHL, Vancouver Canucks, Head Coach (1976-1978)
  • AHL, Springfield Indians Head Coach (1982-1983)
  • BCJHL, Richmond Sockeyes, Head Coach (1986-1987, 1989-1990)


  • WHL Rookie of the Year (1958)
  • CHL Coach of the Year (1976)
  • First Captain in Vancouver Canucks History