UNH Freshman Andrew Poturalski: A Natural Scorer
|Andrew Poturalski: UNH Freshman Forward (Photo: unhwildcats.com)|
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
|Andrew Poturalski #13(Photo: ridertownusa.com)|
"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.
|Andrew Poturalski (F)||2013-14||Cedar Rapids RoughRiders||USHL||60||27||37||64||28|
|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|