WNY Hockey Prospects

Poturalski Signs NHL Deal With Carolina

This season could not have gone any better for Williamsville, NY native Andrew Poturalski.  Following a sophomore year that saw him finish as the second ranked scorer in all of NCAA Division I hockey, Poturalski inked a two-year, entry-level contract with the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes.  After earning a Hobey Baker Award nomination while putting up 22 goals & 30 assists for 52 points in 37 games, it was reported that up to 19 teams had interest in the University of New Hampshire forward. Poturalski finishes his college career with 36 goals & 45 assists for 81 points in 77 games.

Poturalski is a name that should be very familiar to Buffalo residents and Sabres fans alike. The 5-foot-10, 190 lb forward spent three years playing at the Nichols School and another season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the OJHL before moving on to a two year career with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in the USHL.  He also participated in the Buffalo Sabres Rookie Development camp this past summer and played in front of 17,000 fans during the intrasquad scrimmage that concluded the camp.

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