Kahun signs one-year deal with Oilers

The Sabres did not extend Dominik Kahun a qualifying offer this offseason, making him an unrestricted free agent

November 02, 2020 - 11:30 am
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Dominik Kahun is moving on from the Buffalo Sabres, as he officially signed a one-year deal to join the Edmonton Oilers on Monday. His deal in Edmonton is worth $975,000.

The Sabres acquired Kahun at the NHL Trade Deadline back in February from the Pittsburgh Penguins in a deal that saw forwards Conor Sheary and Evan Rodrigues go back the other way. The 25-year-old had an impressive six-game stint with the Sabres, scoring two goals and registering two more assists for four points.

In 56 combined games with the Sabres and Penguins this season, Kahun scored 12 goals and registered 19 assists for 31 points before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the regular season on March 12.

During the offseason, the Sabres elected to not extend Kahun a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, making him an unrestricted free agent as of Oct. 9. Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams said, at the time, it was about giving the team salary cap flexibility, but that they were open to bringing him back if they could make it fit in their plans.

Nearly one month later, Kahun decides to take his talents to Edmonton and join fellow German and reigning Hart Trophy winner Leon Draisaitl.

Kahun made his NHL debut in the 2018-19 season with the Chicago Blackhawks, where he impressed with 13 goals and 24 assists for 37 points in 82 games. He was signed as a European free agent in the summer of 2018 after standing out in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga in Germany with EHC München.

As of Monday, the Sabres currently have more than $3.495 million of projected salary cap space, according to CapFriendly.com.

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