Poturalski Leading the AHL Scoring

AHL leading scorer Andrew Poturalski

Andrew Poturalski may not be a name you know but it might help to get yourself familiar with him. He is lighting the AHL up with the offense and could make his way into the Carolina Huricanes roster for a full-time spot.

The Williamsville New York native is leading the AHL in scoring this season, scoring 12 goals and 22 assists for 34 points in just 23 games. He also has 14 penalty minutes playing for the Chicago Wolves. 

The 5-foot-10 and the 183-pound center has made a living terrorizing opposing goalies since his AHl arrival.  Scoring is nothing new but he is finding new was to create offense and get his teammates involved.

Poturalski scored 36 goals and 45 assists for 81 points in 77 college games. Playing for the University of New  Hampshire he began to find his groove.

After going undrafted he signed a deal with the NHL Carolina Hurricanes. Shortly after he made his NHL debut, but was held scoreless in 2 games.

His greatest on ice attributes is his prolific stick handling. excellent vision and crisp passing skills. Just those 3 things allow him to be one of the best players in the AHL.

His name is out there as an elite scorer because of his career in the AHL. His career includes 68 goals and 115 assists for  183 points in 255 career AHL games.

He is not very vocal and he leads by example on the ice. Often he lets his play speak for itself but is always there to be an encouraging mentor to his teammates.

During the 2019 Calder Cup playoffs  he was named MVP by leading all skaters in not just points but also co-leading in game-winning goals with 3 and plus / minus of +15. He finished that incredible run by scoring 23 points on 12 goals and11 assists in 19 games.

Earlier this season He had a season high in points for a single game. He registered a hat trick and 2 assists for a total of 5 points against the Grand Rapids Griffins on October 31st.

Not only does Poturalski create space for his teammates and sets them up for scoring chances he does something that may be just as important. Poturalski also teaches teammates where to be on certain plays and instructor them how to handle certain situations.

Although 27 years old Poturalski has plenty of hockey still left. Not out of range is still a full-time spot on the Hurricanes roster.

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