Newly acquired Bruins prospect Sean Kuraly will stay in school
Touching base with WEEI.com Tuesday afternoon, Miami of Ohio coach Enrico Blasi said that center Sean Kuraly, whose rights the Bruins acquired earlier in the day, will stay in school for his senior season next year.
Blasi sang the praises of Kuraly, whom he called a “horse,” and noted that the 22-year-old will be the Red Hawks’ captain this season. The Bruins are aware of Kuraly’s intention to stay in school.
After the Bruins got Kuraly and San Jose’s 2016 first-round pick for goaltender Martin Jones, former Blue Jackets general manager Doug MacLean tweeted that Kuraly was a ‘steal’ for Boston and that he is an NHL-ready player. The B’s will have to wait, it seems.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>What a deal for boston. 1st for Jones and Sean Kuraly. Kuraly will play in NHL now if he decides to leave school. Steal in deal!</p>— Doug Maclean (@DougMaclean) <a href=”https://twitter.com/DougMaclean/status/615933718625173504″>June 30, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Kuraly was a fifth-round pick of the Sharks in the 2011 draft. The Bruins will still have his rights when he finishes his senior season. He scored 19 goals and added 10 assists for 29 points in 40 games last season for the Red Hawks.