The IceHogs forward appeared in three AHL games, making his pro debut on Friday, April 5 at Texas, but did not register a point.
Kurashev, 19, just completed his third consecutive season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Quebec Remparts, logging 1.1 points per game with 65 total points (29g, 36a) in 50 contests as an alternate captain. He led the team in scoring, goals and assists, and his 65 points finished as 18 more than any other Quebec skater this season. The forward also paced the team with his 27 power-play points and nine power-play goals.
The Munsingen, Switzerland native then helped the Remparts secure a berth in the QMJHL playoffs, where he added five points (1g, 4a) in seven games during the team’s opening-round loss to Halifax.
Auch Philipp Kurashev ist heute beim ersten Training der Nati in Genf mit auf dem Eis - er hat die Freigabe der Chicago Blackhawks erhalten und bestreitet ab sofort die WM-Vorbereitung. pic.twitter.com/QZ9nVn5RsS— Swiss Ice Hockey (@SwissIceHockey) April 23, 2019