Report: Blackhawks Courting German Forward Dominik Kahun

There are a number of reports circulating on Wednesday that the Blackhawks will sign German center Dominik Kahun to a two-year, entry-level contract.

Kahun, 22, posted 41 points (12 goals, 29 assists) in 42 games with EHC München of the German Deutsche Eishockey Liga this season.

He caught the attention of NHL scouts at the 2018 Winter Olympics, where he registered five points in seven games as Germany surprised the field to win the silver medal. Kahun put 20 shots on goal in the seven games during the Olympic tournament and won 55.41 percent of his faceoffs (41 of 74).

Kahun is listed at 5-11 and 172 pounds and is a left-handed shot. quotes former NHL player and German national team coach Marco Sturm in a story about Kahun reportedly signing with Chicago:

“He has made an enormous step this year, has become much more stable and mature, I am sure that he would grab it in the NHL,” Sturm told the Hamburger Morgenpost.


11 thoughts on “Report: Blackhawks Courting German Forward Dominik Kahun

  1. Lots of speed and skill but not much physicality but given his size thats not surprising. If with a little time he pans out could be a steal.

  2. Stanley is getting a head start on his off season shopping spree. With the prospect of having 10+ contract slots available – why not? No lose situation.

  3. From elite prospects:

    A smart forward, who plays a reliable two-way game and is present at both ends of the ice using his tremendous skating abilities. Dominic Kahun has quick hands and is a slick stick-handler as he doesn’t need much room to dazzle with the puck through the opponent’s defense. Has a small stature, with a lot of room to bulk up and his physical play is inexistent as he shies away from contact on the ice. Poised with the puck and sees the ice well with remarkable vision. With those attributes, he can lead a team’s offense and make his teammates better.

  4. Thanks Jordyhawk really appreciate the info. Sounds like he would be an interesting prospect signing.

  5. Get as many guys as we can. Every guy will get games and a chance to play regularly at some point. Depth is important.

    We got Moose, Keri, Kampf. Each guy better and better.

  6. Jordyhawk’s description sounds a lot like Duclair. Too bad the NHL allows so much hitting. Emphasis should be on speed and skill.

  7. Goal # 2 for Jets-what is (or isn’t) Seabrook doing on that play? Wow!
    Talk about not being involved at all.

  8. Too bad the NHL allows so much hitting? ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Compared to the NHL game I grew up with and that I played on rinks in Chicago, the NHL has never been more effeminate.

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