Drafted in the fifth round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the San Jose Sharks with the 133rd overall pick ... named to 2013 U.S. National Junior Team and helped the U.S. win gold at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia with a goal and two assists in the tournament ... played alongside teammate Riley Barber at World Juniors, as they became the first Miami players to capture World Junior gold.
Skated in all 25 games … ranks fifth on the team with 18 points on a team-leading 12 goals and six assists … sits second nationally with seven game-winning goals and netted a team-high four power play goals … fired 98 shots on goal (second on the team) … posted five multi-point games and two multi-goal outings … scored first two goals of the season, including the game-winner, against Bowling Green (10/12) … tallied three points on a goal and two assists at Ohio State (10/17) … took 10 shots and scored the game-winning goal in overtime against St. Lawrence (10/25) … erupted for two goals and an assist, including the game-winner, at North Dakota (11/14).
One of four skaters that took to the ice in all 38 games … placed on the NCHC Academic All-Conference team … finished third on the team with 29 points (12 goals, 17 assists) … his 17 assists were third most on the team and his 12 goals tied him for fourth … posted six multi-point games … opened the season by dishing out a career-high three assists at Ohio State on Oct. 11 … tallied the game winning goal against Denver (Dec. 7), firing eight shots on goal en route to a 4-2 Miami victory … scored twice at Western Michigan on Jan. 10 … tied a career high for points in a contest with three against St. Cloud State (March 14) on one goal and two assists while also tying his career high in shots with eight … was one of the team’s most dangerous players in the postseason, tallying seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) in four NCHC Tournament games, including three multi-point games … finished second on the team with 59 penalty minutes … eight of his 12 goals came against conference opponents.
Played in 40 of 42 games, missing both because of the World Junior Championship ... totaled 12 points on six goals and assists each ... top player on the team in the faceoff circle, going 310-233 (.571) on his draws ... scored his first collegiate goal against Ferris State (Nov. 3) and added his first assist Nov. 30 at Alaska ... notched two assists against Bowling Green in his first multi-point game (Jan. 26) ... seven of his 12 points came on the power play (three goals) ... tallied his first career multi-goal game when he netted a pair against Michigan State in the clinching game of the CCHA Quarterfinals (Mar. 17), one of which was the game-winning goal ... aded a goal Mar. 23 vs. Michigan, giving him goals in back-to-back games for the first time ... whistled for 15 penalties for 41 minutes.
Prior to Miami
Shined at the U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in the summer of 2012, leading Team USA with three goals and three assists in just five games ... spent two seasons with the Indiana Ice of the USHL, leading them to the playoffs each time ... in 2011-12, was second on the team and fourth in the USHL with both 70 points and 32 goals in 54 regular-season games while posting a +13 rating ... earned Second-Team All-USHL in 2011-12 ... tallied three goals and three assists in six playoff games in 2011-12 ... in 2010-11, totaled 29 points, including 21 assists, in 51 games for the Ice ... had a goal and an assist in five playoff games in 2011 ... represented Team USA at the 2011 World Junior A Challenge in British Columbia, helping the Stars and Stripes earn bronze as he led all players with six points (3g, 3a) in five games ... also played for Team USA at the 2010 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament in the Czech Republic, as the U.S. took silver ... earned Honor Roll at Cathedral Catholic High School.
Born on Jan. 20, 1993 in Lewiston, N.Y. ... son of Jane and Rick Kuraly ... father, Rick, played hockey at Miami from 1979-83 and is the program’s all-time leading goal-scorer with 101 and ranks third in career points at Miami (179) ... involved in Habitat for Humanity ... enjoys golf and tennis.