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#9 Sean Kuraly
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 201
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Dublin, Ohio
Club: Indiana/USHL
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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.

2012-13
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.

Personal
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 ... undecided on major.

CAREER STATS (As of April 5, 2013)
  OFFENSE               GP    G    A  Pts Shots Shot% Pen-Min   +/- PPG SHG GWG
  2012................  40    6    6   12   109  .055  15-41     -5   3   0   1
  TOTAL...............  40    6    6   12   109  .055  15-41     -5   3   0   1

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS:
Points: 2, Bowling Green, Jan 26, 2013 ; Michigan State, Mar 17, 2013
Goals: 2, Michigan State, Mar 17, 2013
Assists: 2, Bowling Green, Jan 26, 2013
Shots: 8, Lake Superior State, Dec 07, 2012
Power-play goals: 1, Michigan State, Mar 17, 2013 ; at Ferris State, Nov 03, 2012 ; 
Northern Michigan, Nov 10, 2012 Penalties: 2, Bowling Green, Jan 25, 2013 ; Ohio State, Mar 02, 2013 Penalty minutes: 15, Ohio State, Mar 02, 2013 Plus/minus: 1, 7 times