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BLOG: Dominik Kahun's projection

by Chris Wescott /

Back in May, the Blackhawks announced the signing of Dominik Kahun. The skilled forward finished 2017-18 with 12 goals and 29 assists in 42 games for EHC Munchen in the German professional league.

It is expected that Kahun will have an opportunity to make the jump to the NHL this season. Blackhawks Senior VP/General Manager Stan Bowman commented on Kahun at Development Camp, indicating the team likes his potential fit with their current roster of players.

"I had a chance to see him over in Europe during the World Championships and I met with him a couple of times and also watched him play," said Bowman. "If people aren't familiar, he's a really fun player to watch. He's quick, offensive, has good skills. He's probably more of a playmaker than a goal scorer. He's one of those guys where the puck is off his stick as quick as he gets it. He's moving it to the guy who is open. I think he's going to fit in well with a lot of our forwards, guys who can think the game at a high level. He can make those quick decisions and I think the transition for him is just going to be moving up to the NHL level and how quickly he can make that adjustment.

"In Dominik's case, the thing he has going for him is he did play junior hockey in the Ontario League for two years so he's played on a small rink. That's probably the hardest part for the European players. When the ice gets smaller, everything happens quicker. You have to have the fast hands and the fast brain to see those plays and he does that well. We have to be patient in terms of the NHL caliber and speed, but I think his skill set matches nicely with the way the game is played."

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