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Edmonton Oilers Officially Sign LW Dominik Kahun

Multiple reports are noting and it has now been confirmed by Elliotte Friedman that the Edmonton Oilers will sign forward Dominik Kahun.

According to a report confirmed by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, it appears as though the Edmonton Oilers are on the verge of signing a depth left-winger that could be an excellent low-cost add for the organization. Friedman is reporting that the Oilers are set to announce they’ve signed Dominik Kahun.

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The news was originally broken by Eishockey News that Kahun was set to join the Oilers. They wrote:

“National player Dominik Kahun moves from the Buffalo Sabers to the Edmonton Oilers. He will sign a one-year contract there. The learned Hockey NEWS on Sunday evening from his agent Jiri Poner.”

The report does not include contract financials. It only notes that the Oilers showed the most interest and that the 25-year-old forward who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins at the February trade deadline, is making the move to Edmonton. It’s a nice under-the-radar get for Edmonton as Kahun has scored 2.2 pts per 60, ranking him 86th best for NHL forwards in the last two seasons.

Kahun was one of four Sabres players who did not receive a qualifying offer and while discussions with the Sabres continued, Kahun became an unrestricted free agent when the sides did not come to an agreement. He totaled 12 goals with 19 assists for 31 points in 56 games between Buffalo and Pittsburgh last season and will be a welcome addition to the Oilers.

Why the Edmonton Oilers?

Outside of the fact the Oilers could use some depth and are looking to continue their run of adding cost-effective forwards, Kahun was teammates with Oilers star Leon Draisaitl in Germany’s under-16 Schuler-BL league. It’s not clear if that had anything to do with his decision but it’s a logical assumption.

It’s interesting to note that he actually outscored Draisaitl in the 2010-11 season, posting 69 goals and 206 points in 30 games, while Draisaitl netted 97 goals and 192 points.

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