Tenzer steps down as Denver’s director of hockey operations

Denver has announced that director of hockey operations David Tenzer has resigned his post with the program in order to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with his family.

“It’s been an unbelievable 16 years here at Denver but my family and I have made the decision that it’s time for me to move on,” said Tenzer in a statement. “I’d like to thank [former coach] George Gwozdecky and [current coach] Jim Montgomery for the opportunity to work at a great school with a tremendous hockey program and I wish the Pioneers all the best this coming season and beyond. I’ve made countless lifelong friends and worked with some truly amazing individuals during my time at DU and will always cherish having had the opportunity to be a Pioneer.”

Tenzer first joined the DU program in 2001 and during his tenure, the Pioneers amassed 402 victories, won three national championships and captured four conference playoff titles in addition to four conference regular-season titles.

The Pioneers won at least 20 games in all 16 of Tenzer’s seasons with the program.

“David is a first-class individual who has been an invaluable part of this program for 16 years and will be greatly missed,” added Montgomery. “He’s well-respected throughout the college hockey world and has been a major reason for the Pioneers’ success in the new millennium. We wish him and his family all the best in their future endeavors.”