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USA Sean Kuraly
#52 Boston Bruins / NHL - 20/21
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3. Connor Bedard 7 7 7 14
4. Nikita Chibrikov 7 4 9 13
5. Samu Tuomaala 7 5 6 11
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C/LW
Age
28
Height
6'2" / 188 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
214 lbs / 97 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Contract
20/21
Cap Hit
$1,275,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time U20 WJC Gold Medal 1
1-time NCAA (NCHC) Champion 1

Father: Rick Kuraly
Brother: Nick Kuraly

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2008-09 Ohio Blue Jackets 16U AAA T1EHL 16U 49 18 31 49 - |
2009-10 Ohio Blue Jackets 18U AAA T1EHL 18U 37 19 30 49 24 |
U.S. National U17 Team USDP 4 0 1 1 2 |
Indiana Ice USHL 5 1 2 3 0 -1 |
USA U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 1 1 2 |
2010-11 Indiana Ice USHL 51 8 21 29 45 5 | Playoffs 5 1 1 2 4 2
2011-12 Indiana Ice USHL 54 32 38 70 48 13 | Playoffs 6 3 3 6 8 4
2012-13 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 40 6 6 12 41 -5 |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 2 4 |
2013-14 Miami Univ. (Ohio) NCAA 38 12 17 29 59 -1 |
2014-15 Miami Univ. (Ohio) “A” NCAA 40 19 10 29 38 1 |
2015-16 Miami Univ. (Ohio) “C” NCAA 36 6 17 23 39 5 |
2016-17 Boston Bruins NHL 8 0 1 1 2 -1 | Playoffs 4 2 0 2 4 0
Providence Bruins AHL 54 14 12 26 37 10 | Playoffs 6 0 1 1 23 0
2017-18 Boston Bruins NHL 75 6 8 14 40 -5 | Playoffs 12 2 2 4 2 5
2018-19 Boston Bruins NHL 71 8 13 21 38 6 | Playoffs 20 4 6 10 8 4
2019-20 Boston Bruins NHL 69 6 17 23 34 -2 | Playoffs 10 1 2 3 4 -4
2020-21 Boston Bruins NHL 44 4 5 9 20 -9 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2004-05 Columbus Jr Blue Jackets QC Int PW - - - - - |
2005-06 Columbus Jr Blue Jackets QC Int PW - - - - - |
2010-11 USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 1 0 1 4 -1 |
2011-12 USA U19 WJAC-19 5 3 3 6 8 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Thu 06/05 Boston Bruins vs New York Rangers
Tue 04/05 Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils
Mon 03/05 Boston Bruins @ New Jersey Devils
Sat 01/05 Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres
Thu 29/04 Boston Bruins vs Buffalo Sabres
Tue 27/04 Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Sun 25/04 Boston Bruins @ Pittsburgh Penguins
Fri 23/04 Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres
Thu 22/04 Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres
Tue 20/04 Boston Bruins @ Buffalo Sabres
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 1 54 14 12 26 0.48 37 10 | 1 6 0 1 1 0.17 23 0
Hlinka Gretzky Cup 1 5 1 0 1 0.20 4 -1 | 0
International-Jr 1 3 0 1 1 0.33 2 - | 0
NCAA 4 154 43 50 93 0.60 177 0 | 0
NHL 5 267 24 44 68 0.25 134 -11 | 4 46 9 10 19 0.41 18 5
QC Int PW 2 - - - - - - - | 0
T1EHL 16U 1 49 18 31 49 1.00 - - | 0
T1EHL 18U 1 37 19 30 49 1.32 24 - | 0
USDP 1 4 0 1 1 0.25 2 - | 0
USHL 3 110 41 61 102 0.93 93 17 | 2 11 4 4 8 0.73 12 6
WJAC-19 1 5 3 3 6 1.20 8 - | 0
WJC-20 1 7 1 2 3 0.43 2 4 | 0
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Strength
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Speed
15
Defensive
15

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03/30/2016
03/30/2016 Confirmed Miami Univ. (Ohio) Boston Bruins
06/30/2015
06/30/2015 Confirmed San Jose Sharks Boston Bruins
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Player Biography and Trivia

Drafted 2009, 5 #60 overall by Indiana Ice in the USHL Futures Draft

Drafted 2009, 15 #283 overall by Plymouth Whalers in the OHL Priority Selection

Sean Kuraly is a centre from Dublin, OH, one of the main suburbs of Columbus. He was drafted by San Jose in the 5th round in 2011, but never played within their organization. He played four years at Miami University (Ohio) and was part of the 2013 World Junior Champion US Team during his freshman year.

Kuraly was traded to the Bruins along with a 1st round pick for Martin Jones shortly after wrapping up his senior season at Miami Ohio, during which he served as the team’s captain (2015-16). He played his first pro campaign last season, mainly for the Providence Bruins, but earned two call-ups to Boston and found himself in a bottom-6 spot for their 1st round matchup against Ottawa. Kuraly made headlines after scoring his first two NHL goals in Game 5 of the matchup, the first to tie the game late and the second to win in 2OT.

Kuraly is known for his defensive prowess and could develop into a steady and versatile 2-way forward. He has never put up eye-opening numbers (apart from one season in the USHL), but he posted a respectable 26 points in 54 games as a rookie in Providence last year, and in any case his impact on a game often seems to lie beneath the hard offensive numbers.

In 2017-18, he was the oldest of Boston’s talented rookie forward corps at 24. Kuraly ultimately projects as a defense-first 4C who will play difficult minutes for his team, and will be trusted to take d-zone starts to help get his team out of jams.

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