Wednesday, October 01, 2014

UNH Freshman Andrew Poturalski: A Natural Scorer

Andrew Poturalski: UNH Freshman
Forward (Photo:


Andrew Poturalski
DOB: 1-14-1994 Hometown: Williamsville, NY
Forward, 5'10", 190 lbs. Shoots Right
Commit to UNH: 10-5-2011

2013-14 Achievements

~ USHL/CCM "Forward of the Week" Jan 13-19
~ USHL Eastern Conference Midseason Second Team All-Star
~ USHL Regular Season:
6th Leading Scorer (64 pts), Tied 6th in Goals (27), Tied 7th in Assists (37), Tied 3rd Game-Winning Goals (5)

2013-14 Highlight Reel

Coach's Report

Andrew Poturalski #13
Over the last two seasons, Andrew Poturalski was coached by Cedar Rapids RoughRider Head Coach Mark Carlson. At the end of last season, Coach Carlson had nothing but compliments for Poturalski:
"People need to understand this, because this kid stayed for a second year, he has given himself a chance to play pro hockey and make a lot of money. Because he stayed, he has the opportunity to go into Hockey East (Conference) and be an all-Rookie team type of kid. That’s what it’s about, that’s what this league is about. Smart kid, smart parents, smart agent, smart school. Everyone was in favor of it. UNH gets a way better player, a way better player because he played here a second year.”
I had an opportunity to interview Coach Carlson regarding Poturalski's strengths and readiness for NCAA hockey:

Mike Lowry ("C-H-C"): What are Andrew's strengths and which skill did he improve the most in his time with you in Cedar Rapids?
Coach Mark Carlson: Great character, team player, wants to win! Vision, hands, sense, can make plays.

Mike Lowry: What kind of adjustments will Andrew need to make as he begins his NCAA career?
Coach Carlson: He is ready to be an impact player in Hockey East.

Career Statistics

Player Season Team League GP Goals Asst Pts PIM
Andrew Poturalski  (F) 2013-14 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 60 27 37 64 28
Playoffs USHL 4 2 1 3 2
2012-13 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 53 12 21 33 43
2011-12 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 2 2 1 3 0
Buffalo Jr Sabres OJHL 33 16 22 38 32
Playoffs OJHL 8 5 2 7 4


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