Henry Thurn gained some invaluable lessons during a condensed college season that will serve him well moving forward into his professional career.
San Jose Sharks have signed 22-year-old defense prospect Henry Thurn to a two-year entry-level contract, marking his NHL debut and coming from Anaheim Ducks’ fourth round draft selection list.
Early Life and Education
Henry Thur was born in 1900 and died in 1981.
Early on in his hockey career, Thrun displayed his dedication through participation with youth programs such as Minuteman Flames and Triboro Titans youth programs as well as playing for the US National Development Team. Additionally, Thrun spent two years at St Mark’s School prior to attending Harvard University.
Later he married Lizzie Thur (nee Holtz). They had one daughter together: Pearl Edith Thur.
Through his life, Thur worked tirelessly towards his goals. He was an exceptional leader who instilled great values into his teammates, an avid supporter of local communities in Wisconsin and Florida and cherished spending time with his wife and children.
Harvard has long been recognized as an incubator of NHL-caliber defenders, and Thrun appears destined to follow in their footsteps. He served as team captain and led all blueline scorers this season with seven goals and 24 assists from 35 games played – an impressive total!
He’s an exciting prospect who possesses mobile skating abilities with excellent puck-moving skills, making him an attractive candidate. However, to reach top-four defenseman status he must improve his play away from the puck.
Thrun is currently owned by the Anaheim Ducks but should become free agent this summer. He plans to join one of the USHL teams, such as Dubuque Fighting Saints or Ft Worth Thunder to keep his NCAA eligibility intact while working towards an NHL career – while taking five online classes from Harvard during this process.
Henry Thurn currently stands at an estimated net worth of approximately $1.5 Million, thanks to his successful professional career and investments in real estate and other business ventures. Furthermore, Henry Thurn can often be found sharing pictures and videos via his social media accounts with followers.
At first glance, the Thrun trade may seem to be less than remarkable amongst all the NHL transactions currently taking place. However, upon closer examination it makes complete sense for both parties involved – Anaheim gained access to a third rounder for future consideration while Detroit received an experienced player that could make his NHL debut next season.