Newly signed #Blackhawks forward Dominik Kahun received the max allowable Entry Level salary & bonuses from the club.
2018-19: $925,000 +$2,850,000 PB
2019-20: $925,000 +$2,850,000 PB
Kahun becomes only the 3rd ever undrafted player to receive max ‘A’ & ‘B’ performance bonuses. pic.twitter.com/oSKG3Wb2Za
— CapFriendly (@CapFriendly) May 22, 2018
To begin the season, Kahun will carry a $925,000 cap hit but his $2.85M in performance bonuses could make for uneasy times in the coming two summers. Clearly the Blackhawks are high on his ability – and likelihood of making the NHL roster immediately. Kahun’s ELC also includes a European Assignment Clause, meaning he can opt to go back to Europe if the Hawks send him to Rockford.
Capfriendly also confirmed on Tuesday morning that the Blackhawks incurred the second-highest overage in the NHL last season, carrying $1,232,500 over to the 2018-19 season.
With the four players the Hawks signed on Monday and the money reportedly given to Kahun, there’s little question the Hawks are open for business this summer. Vinnie Hinostroza, John Hayden, Anthony Duclair, Tomas Jurco and Adam Clendening are all still pending restricted free agents.