BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, November 4, that the team has assigned forward Sean Kuraly to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Kuraly was previously recalled on Tuesday, November 1, and made his NHL debut in the team's 4-3 SO win at Tampa Bay on Thursday, November 4.
Kuraly is in his first full professional season with the Bruins organization in 2016-17. He has appeared in eight games with Providence, producing one assist and nine penalty minutes.
Kuraly served as captain at Miami University (Ohio) in 2015-16, posting six goals and 17 assists for 23 points in 36 games. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound forward recorded a career high in goals and tied a career high in points during the 2014-15 season with the RedHawks, scoring 19 goals and adding 10 assists for 29 points in 40 games. Over his four-year collegiate career, Kuraly skated in 154 games, producing 43 goals and 50 assists for 93 points with 177 penalty minutes.
Prior to attending Miami University (Ohio), Kuraly played with the Indiana Ice of the United States Hockey League (USHL) from 2009-12. In 110 career games with the Ice, the 23-year-old tallied 41 goals and 61 assists for 102 points with 93 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating.
Kuraly was originally drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (133th overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Dublin, Ohio native was acquired by the Bruins, along with a 2016 first-round draft pick, in a trade with San Jose in exchange for goaltender Martin Jones on June 30, 2015.