Sean Kuraly at Boston Bruins warm-ups October 2017
January 20, 1993|
Dublin, Ohio, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team||Boston Bruins|
133rd overall, 2011|
San Jose Sharks
Sean Kuraly (born January 20, 1993) is an American professional ice hockey forward. He is currently playing for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the San Jose Sharks, 133rd overall, in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
After early years with the Tier 1 Ohio AAA Blue Jackets, Kuraly played 4 games in the U.S. National Development Team Program before joining the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League. After his first full rookie season with the Ice, Kuraly was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
After completing his USHL junior career with the Ice, Kuraly embarked on a collegiate career, in joining Miami University in Ohio. 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 starting 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. 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 AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins. On November 1, 2016, Kuraly 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 winning goal in a 2-1 home ice defeat of the expansion Vegas Golden Knights on November 2, 2017.
|2012–13||Miami University (Ohio)||CCHA||40||6||6||12||41||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Miami University (Ohio)||NCHC||38||12||17||29||59||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||Miami University (Ohio)||NCHC||40||19||10||29||38||—||—||—||—||—|
|2015–16||Miami University (Ohio)||NCHC||36||6||17||23||39||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|Second All-Star Team||2012|
- "Bruins acquire First-round pick, Kuraly from Sharks for Jones". Boston Bruins. 2015-07-01. Retrieved 2015-07-01.
- "Bruins agree to terms with Kuraly on entry-level contract". Boston Bruins. 2016-06-30. Retrieved 2016-06-30.
- "Bruins recall Sean Kuraly". Boston Bruins. 2016-11-01. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
- "Bruins top Lightning in 10th round of shootout". CBS Sports. 2016-11-03. Retrieved 2016-11-03.
- Russo, Eric (November 2, 2017). "Bruins Grind It Out in Win Over Vegas". Boston Bruins. Retrieved November 3, 2017.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| NCHC Defensive Forward of the Year