New Hampshire’s Poturalski forgoes last two years, signs with Carolina

New Hampshire sophomore forward Andrew Poturalski has signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes.

“We are absolutely thrilled for Andrew,” said UNH coach Dick Umile in a statement. “He has been a tremendous player for us in the two years he has been here and we wish him nothing but the best.”

Poturalski will report to Carolina’s AHL affiliate, the Charlotte Checkers, on an amateur tryout for the remainder of the 2015-16 season.

Currently, Poturalski ranks second in the NCAA in scoring (52 points) on 22 goals and 30 assists in 37 games this season.

He finishes his Wildcat career with 81 points on 36 goals and 45 assists in 77 games.