Between Sharks andRedHawks
Sean Kuraly ’16
Management and Leadership Major
Miami RedHawks Men’s Ice Hockey Team
At the age of 18, Sean Kuraly was drafted in the NHL as a fifth round pick by the San Jose Sharks. But rather than pursuing professional hockey right away, he chose to attend Miami and get a strong academic foundation (while also bringing his athletic talent to the ice).
As a RedHawk, Sean’s athletic success had not abated. He was named to the 2013 U.S. National Junior Team and helped the U.S. win gold at the International Ice Hockey Federation’s World Junior Championships in Russia. And his freshman year, he helped Miami win the Central Collegiate Hockey Association Championships.
Sean loved playing hockey at Miami. Specifically, on home ice. He loved it because of the fans. Their enthusiasm and excitement made Goggin Ice Center one of the best hockey venues anywhere. And on the ice or off, Sean said the people he’s met at Miami will undoubtedly be friends for life.