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Dominik Kahun Loaned To DEL

New Oiler will play in Germany before start of next NHL season

Washington Capitals v Buffalo Sabres
All Kahun, all day.
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It’s another blurb about the newest Oiler Dominik Kahun. I hope you don’t mind.

Kahun has been loaned to the Munich Red Bull of the DEL, where he will play until the next NHL season begins sometime in 2021. The forward played 2019-20 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres where he put up a combined 31 points in 56 games. The Sabres did not offer Kahun a qualifying offer and he became an unrestricted free agent.

Kahun signed a one year deal on the cheap with Edmonton on Monday.

I’ve spoken at length about how the Kahun signing brings another talented forward to the mix of players already on the Oilers. Kahun can play wing or centre, and I think it’d be just dandy to see him get a go on the top line with Connor McDavid while the trio of Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Leon Draisaitl and Kailer Yamamoto are reunited for a powerful top six.

The Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) begins play on November 13th this year. Watch for Dominik Kahun to perform well in a league that saw him score nearly a point per game in 2017-18.