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'''Gary David Kurt''' (born March 9, 1947) is a retired professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]].
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'''Gary David Kurt''' (born [[March 9]], 1947) is a retired professional [[ice hockey]] [[goaltender]].
   
 
==Playing Career==
 
==Playing Career==
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After another two seasons in the AHL he broke into the [[National Hockey League|NHL]] with the [[California Golden Seals]], who acquired his rights from the Barons prior to the [[1971–72 NHL season]]. He spent the first half of the season playing for the Golden Seals' affiliate [[Baltimore Clippers]], but was called up to the Seals in January 1972 to replace [[Lyle Carter]] as [[Gilles Meloche]]'s back-up. In February he was chosen by the new [[World Hockey Association]]'s [[New York Raiders]] in their player draft. After completing his season with California he defected to the new league.
 
After another two seasons in the AHL he broke into the [[National Hockey League|NHL]] with the [[California Golden Seals]], who acquired his rights from the Barons prior to the [[1971–72 NHL season]]. He spent the first half of the season playing for the Golden Seals' affiliate [[Baltimore Clippers]], but was called up to the Seals in January 1972 to replace [[Lyle Carter]] as [[Gilles Meloche]]'s back-up. In February he was chosen by the new [[World Hockey Association]]'s [[New York Raiders]] in their player draft. After completing his season with California he defected to the new league.
   
Kurt spent the following two seasons with the Raiders franchise, backing-up Pete Donnelly and Joe Junkin, playing alongside former Seals Brian Perry, Bobby Sheehan, Kent Douglas, Mike Laughton and Norm Ferguson. He was chosen by the [[Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA)|Phoenix Roadrunners]] in the 1974 WHA Expansion Draft, and was finally given the chance to be starting goaltender for a major professional team.
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Kurt spent the following two seasons with the Raiders franchise, backing-up Pete Donnelly and Joe Junkin, playing alongside former Seals [[Brian Perry]], [[Bobby Sheehan (ice hockey)|Bobby Sheehan]], [[Kent Douglas]], [[Mike Laughton]] and [[Norm Ferguson]]. He was chosen by the [[Phoenix Roadrunners (WHA)|Phoenix Roadrunners]] in the 1974 WHA Expansion Draft, and finally given the chance to be starting goaltender for a major professional team.
   
 
His first season with the Roadrunners was his most successful professional one, winning 25 games and leading the Roadrunners to a playoff berth, but they were quickly dismissed by the [[Quebec Nordiques]]. The following season he shared goaltending duties with [[Jack Norris]], and by 1976 he was once again relegated to being a back-up. At the end of the season he retired.
 
His first season with the Roadrunners was his most successful professional one, winning 25 games and leading the Roadrunners to a playoff berth, but they were quickly dismissed by the [[Quebec Nordiques]]. The following season he shared goaltending duties with [[Jack Norris]], and by 1976 he was once again relegated to being a back-up. At the end of the season he retired.

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