On Monday morning the Blackhawks announced deals with four players. Forward Dominik Kahun, defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh and goaltender Kevin Lankinen have all inked deals with Chicago.
Kahun, Lankinen and Raddysh signed two-year, entry-level contracts while Carlsson agreed to a three-year ELC.
Kahun, 22, has been the most intriguing European free agent on the Hawks’ rader this spring. After posting two goals and three assists in seven games at the 2018 Winter Olympics as Germany won the silver medal, he finished a solid season with EHC München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Kahun scored 12 goals and added 29 assists as München won their third straight DEL title. Kahun also had four goals and 10 assists in 17 playoff games. He then had three points for Germany in the recently completed IIHF World Championships.
Carlsson, who turns 21 on July 5, was a sixth round pick (#110 overall) by the Hawks at the 2016 NHL Draft. He had 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) in 41 games for Brynas IF Gavle in the SHL this season. He was impressive and caught the attention of scouts and the Hawks throughout the 2017-18 season. He’s listed at 6-0 and 190 pounds.
Raddysh, 22, signed with former Erie teammate Alex DeBrincat before the 2017-18 season and had a nice first professional season in Rockford (which is still going in the AHL playoffs). Listed at 6-1 and 200 pounds, he had 22 points in 66 regular season games for Rockford.
Lankinen, 23, appeared in 15 games with HIFK in the Finnish Elite League in 2017-18. He was good, too, posting a .946 save percentage and 1.33 goals against average. He followed that up with a 1.99 GAA and .936 save percentage in 13 postseason games.