June 26th, 2019

Valk gets first NHL call-up

By Mo Cranker on November 13, 2017.

Medicine Hatter Curtis Valk has received his first NHL call-up. He will join the Florida Panthers for their game against Dallas Tuesday. -- FILE PHOTO

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Medicine Hat’s Curtis Valk has gotten his first NHL call-up, according to multiple tweets out of South Florida.

The 24-year-old Medicine Hat native was signed by the Florida Panthers this offseason after spending three in the Vancouver Canucks organization.

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Valk has posted 15 points in 16 games for the Panthers AHL affiliate, the Springfield Thunderbirds, where he has spent the majority of the season as the team’s top-line centre.

The Panthers have recently been dealt injuries to centres Jared McCann and Derek MacKenzie, which has opened up a spot for the former Medicine Hat Tiger.

Valk spent his entire five-year Western Hockey League career with the Tabbies, where he had two 90-point seasons.

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