Andrew Poturalski is a leader, both on and off the ice. The Checkers have relished in having him on the roster this year, and the Hurricanes could soon be doing the same.
Poturalski finished out the AHL regular season with 23 goals and 47 assists, totaling in 70 points in 72 games played. Poturalski is a solid netfront presence, and is extremely skilled at finding the open man in any given offensive situation.
Poturalski is tremendously versatile, and could pair well with Sebastian Aho, Warren Foegele, and even Teuvo Teravainen. The young forward could provide the playmaking skills that could lead to even more offensive chances (and hopefully goals) by both Aho and Teravainen. I personally draw many playing style comparisons between Poturalski and Hurricanes’ winger Nino Niederreiter, as evidenced by the video clip above.
Andrew has been seen as a top prospect for some time, but has struggled the past few season at making the transition up to the NHL. I believe we are about to see that trend come to a close this fall.