BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, April 1, that the team has recalled forward Sean Kuraly from the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL) on an emergency basis. Kuraly will be available for Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Kuraly, who is in his first full professional season with the Bruins organization in 2016-17, has skated in five games with Boston this year, making his NHL debut on November 3, 2016 vs the Tampa Bay Lightning. The 24-year-old forward has also appeared in 54 games with Providence, producing 14 goals and 12 assists for 26 points with 37 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating.
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.
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.
TRANSACTION: Bruins recall Sean Kuraly from Providence on an emergency basis.