|Born|| January 20 1993,|
Dublin, Ohio, United States
| 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
|NHL Draft|| 133rd overall, 2011|
San Jose Sharks
Sean Kuraly (born January 20, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round, 133rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
As a youth, Kuraly played in the 2005 and 2006 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournaments with minor ice hockey teams from Ohio. After early years with the Tier 1 Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, Kuraly played four games in the U.S. National Development Team Program before joining the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL). After his first full rookie season with the Ice, Kuraly was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round, 133rd overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. During the 2011–12 season, Kuraly was fourth in the league with 70 points and 32 goals in 54 regular-season games. This earned him Second-Team All-USHL honors.
In his freshman year playing for the Miami RedHawks ice hockey team, Kuraly played in 40 games and earned 12 points. He missed two games due to the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships. He helped guide the RedHawks to the 2013 CCHA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament, where he scored the game-winning goal to defeat Michigan State University in the quarterfinals. The RedHawks later lost to the University of Michigan in the semifinals. The following season, Kuraly played in 38 games and ended with a new career-high 29 points.
Upon completing his junior season with the RedHawks in 2014–15 season, Kuraly's NHL rights were traded by the Sharks (along with a first-round pick) to the Boston Bruins in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones on July 1, 2015.
In the 2015–16 season, Kuraly was unable to match the production of his previous two seasons, contributing with 6 goals and 23 points in his senior and final collegiate season. Despite this, he was named NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year and a member of the NCHC Academic All-Conference Team due to his 3.13 GPA. On June 30, 2016, Kuraly signed his first professional contract, agreeing to a two-year, entry-level deal with the Boston Bruins.
After attending the Bruins' training camp, he was reassigned to make his professional debut in the 2016–17 season, with Boston's American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Providence Bruins. On November 1, 2016, he received his first NHL recall on an emergency basis with the Bruins. He made his NHL debut with the Bruins, skating on the fourth-line in a 4–3 shootout victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 3, 2016.
Kuraly scored his first two career goals, including the double overtime winner, in a 3–2 win in Game 5 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Ottawa Senators. This would be followed early in the 2017–18 season with his first-ever regular season Bruins goal, the winner in a 2–1 home ice defeat of the Vegas Golden Knights on November 2, 2017.
Kuraly's father Rick also played hockey at Miami University; he is the RedHawks all-time leading goal-scorer and ranks third in career points, and was also inducted into the Miami Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014.
Awards and honorsEdit
|Second All-Star Team||2012|||
|NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year||2016|||
|NCHC Academic All-Conference Team||2014, 2016|
|Prince of Wales Trophy||2019|
- ↑ Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
- ↑ Two More Future RedHawks Taken in NHL Draft (June 25, 2011). Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Sharks Prospect Named to Second Team All-USHL (May 31, 2012). Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 SEAN KURALY. Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
- ↑ Kuraly nets pair as Miami wins deciding Game 3 against Michigan State. Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
- ↑ Bruins acquire First-round pick, Kuraly from Sharks for Jones. Boston Bruins (2015-07-01). Retrieved on 2015-07-01.
- ↑ Kuraly Named NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year (March 17, 2016). Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
- ↑ Fourteen RedHawks Earn NCHC Academic All-Conference Recognition (February 17, 2016). Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
- ↑ Bruins agree to terms with Kuraly on entry-level contract. Boston Bruins (2016-06-30). Retrieved on 2016-06-30.
- ↑ Bruins recall Sean Kuraly. Boston Bruins (2016-11-01). Retrieved on 2016-11-01.
- ↑ Bruins top Lightning in 10th round of shootout. CBS Sports (2016-11-03). Retrieved on 2016-11-03.
- ↑ Russo, Eric (November 2, 2017). Bruins Grind It Out in Win Over Vegas. Boston Bruins.
- ↑ FOLLOWING IN HIS FATHER’S FOOTSTEPS (October 20, 2015). Retrieved on December 30, 2018.
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Dominic Toninato |- |}