Oilers sign forward Dominik Kahun to one-year, $975K deal

Dominik Kahun shows off slick hands as he undresses the Devils defender and then roofs it for a sweet goal to open the scoring for Pittsburgh.

The Edmonton Oilers have signed forward Dominik Kahun to a one-year, $975,000 deal, the team announced Monday.

The contract was first reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman late Sunday.

The 25-year-old split the past season between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres, posting 27 points through 50 games with the former and four points through six games with the latter.

Kahun's first go-round in the NHL came one year prior, wherein he posted 13 goals and 37 points through 82 games with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Before beginning his NHL tenure, he spent four years with Munich of Germany's DEL. He earned three DEL championships during his run in the league, along with a silver medal with the national team at the 2018 Olympic Games.

Kahun played alongside Oilers star Leon Draisaitl as teenagers in the Adler Mannheim's youth program, the two combining for a dominant 398 points through 30 games in their final year together.

"It was probably the best time of my life there,” Kahun said of those years alongside Draisaitl in an interview with Sportsnet earlier this year. “Sometimes we had games where each guy had, like, 12 points. … We moved on, the teams got harder and harder, but we still were so good, we won those games sometimes 10-3, 9-5.”

The pair have suited up alongside each other for the German national team plenty of times over the years as well, the most recent coming at the 2019 IIHF World Championship.

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