REPORT: Blackhawks Sign German Forward Dominik Kahun

  

A report surfaced from hockeyweb.de this afternoon that the Blackhawks had signed 22 year old Dominik Kahun to a two-year entry level deal, worth a reported $940,000 per season.  Kahun is a 5’11” 170lbs center/left wing.

Kahun just wrapped up his season with EHC München of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga league, ranking 14th in the league in scoring with 12 goals, 29 assists, and 41 points.

The Czech born German forward had very successful stint with the German team at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, winning a silver medal.

The signing was also reported by German websites spox.com and tz.de.

No confirmation has been made in North America. More details will follow.

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  • #6081
    Jeff Osborn
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    A report surfaced from hockeyweb.de this afternoon that the Blackhawks had signed 22 year old,  Dominik Kahun to an entry level deal.  Kahun is a 5’11
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    #6083
    hawkeytalk
    Participant

    Thanks for the report! Anyone know what his playing style is like?

    #6085
    fattybeef
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    Thanks for the report! Anyone know what his playing style is like?

    Fast lil European guy. Be interesting to see if he is willing to play in Rockford or starts with the big club. Natural center so that is another thing to keep an eye on.

    #6086
    6628
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    Guys might say something about another Euro smurf. But I’m sure guys said that about Arviddson a couple of years ago too. I know he did well with the krauts for what that’s worth. Never know, Shaw was small too.

    But they need to draft/acquire a monster that can play as well.

    #6088
    hawkeytalk
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    I’m with you 6628. Always willing to give the smaller guys a chance if they can bring something to the team. From the few clips I’ve seen today he looks pretty speedy and likes to get to the middle of the ice close-ish to the net. If he could bring an edge with him that would be nice. Never know what someone can bring to the team, just look at what Vinnie brings on a nightly basis that a lot of people weren’t totally expecting.

    #6089
    Tim M.
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    Can he win a face off?

    #6093
    6628
    Participant

    Good question

    #6097
    Jeff Osborn
    Keymaster

    Can he win a face off?

    47% in 42 games.

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    #6099
    Under Qs moustache
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    A point to remember that he’s used to the larger Euro rinks. Being small and quick doesn’t immediately translate into NHL success. See Terravainen. Took him 3 yrs to see his potential as an NHL’er. This kid is a little older but faces the same transition to a smaller rink and less space. Rockford for a few months would be an excellent welcome to NHL size rinks, and style of play. I hope he’s another gem uncovered by the scouting dept.

    If I’m an undrafted Euro player, the Hawks are the quickest path to the NHL if you got the right stuff, as there isn’t a lot infront of you, and there is a lot of room in the Rock to showcase talent for other teams.

    #6124
    Mister Ricochet
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    2 yrs in the OHL and a 1st rd pick of the CHL Import draft.   http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=71940

    #6098
    DK002
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    Thanks for the report! Anyone know what his playing style is like?

    Fast lil European guy. Be interesting to see if he is willing to play in Rockford or starts with the big club. Natural center so that is another thing to keep an eye on.

    Another smurfy euro – shocker – I’m sure that’ll lesson the blow when (if ) they lose Sikura.

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