Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Bruins trade goalie Martin Jones to Sharks

Bruins GM Don Sweeney has pulled off another trade in his short time as GM. The Bruins have traded goalie Martin Jones (who they got in the Lucic trade with the LA Kings) to the San Jose Sharks for a first round pick in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft and forward Sean Kuraly.
Kuraly, 22, skated in all 40 games for Miami University (Ohio) in 2014-15 as Assistant Captain, racking up 19-10=29 totals with 38 penalty minutes. The forward's 19 goals ranked second on the team, while his 29-point output ranked fifth.

In 118 of a possible 120 NCAA contests (missed just two games to compete for Team USA in the 2013 World Junior Championships) at Miami University, Kuraly accrued 37-33=70 totals. Kuraly joins forwards Reilly Smith and Austin Czarnik as Miami University (Ohio) alumni currently in the Bruins' organization. Kuraly was teammates with Czarnik from 2012-15.

Kuraly won a gold medal competing for Team USA in the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia, where he recorded one goal and two assists with a plus-four rating in seven games. Kuraly became one of two players in MU history (Riley Barber) to win gold at World Juniors.

Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, Kuraly played three seasons ( 2009-12) for the Indiana Ice of the USHL were he scored 41 goals and collected 61 assists in 110 games with a combined plus-17 rating. In 11 USHL playoff competitions, the forward notched four goals and four assists.

The 6'2", 201-pound forward from Dublin, OH was selected by the San Jose Sharks in the fifth round (133rd overall) of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Source: bruins.nhl.com

No comments: