FIRST GREY BRUCE HIGHLANDER TO WIN THE STANLEY CUP!!, News (Grey-Bruce Highlanders AAA Minor Hockey Association)

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Sep 01, 2022 | Heidi MacPherson | 1011 views
A Grey Bruce Highlander jersey drapes the Stanley Cup as Colorado Avalanche player Kurtis MacDermid poses with GBH director Kevin Belbeck recently at a party celebrating Kurt and his achievement.

The Stanley Cup spent the day with Kurtis in and around Sauble Beach where he grew up and first played minor hockey at Shallow Lake.

A 1994 team member, Kurtis spent several years in the Highlander system before going on to play in the GOJHL, OHL and then with the LA Kings organization.

Kurtis appeared in 118 games with the Kings, then was selected in the expansion draft by the Seattle Kraken.  Before the season started, he was traded to the Colorado Avalanche where he appeared in 58 games in the '21-'22 season.

Kurtis is the son of long time NHLer Paul MacDermid, who grew up in Chesley, and younger brother of Lane MacDermid, who also played for the Highlanders, then later in the NHL for Boston, Dallas and Calgary.

Kurtis recently signed a 2 year contract extension with the Avalanche.

Way to go, Kurtis! The entire Highlander organization salutes your historic achievement!