Providence College goaltender Jake Kucharski has entered the transfer portal. Mark Divver was the first to report the news on Twitter and TMR has confirmed.
Kucharski was selected in the 7th round of the 2018 NHL Draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He was a freshman with the Friars this past season but didn’t see any action. In 2018-19 he posted a 3.87 GAA and a .861 save percentage with the Omaha Lancers in the USHL, but it was in a very small sample size (8 games). In 2017-18 he appeared in 26 games for the Des Moines Buccaneers and posted a 3.56 GAA and a .881 save percentage.
Prior to the USHL, Kucharski played at Cathedral Prep in Pennsylvania and had one season with the Austin Bruins in the NAHL. In 2017-18 he was the goalie for Team USA at the World Jr. A Challenge and he posted a 1.58 GAA and a .934 save percentage in three games en route to a silver medal at the tournament.
Kucharski has good size (6-foot-4). He played in the 2017 CCM USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game.
Providence had a logjam at goaltender. Jimmy Scannell and Gabe Mollot-Hill will return to the program and Anton Martinsson (grad transfer from Alaska Fairbanks) and Jaxson Stauber (transfer from Minnesota State) are both being added to the roster.