Dominik Kahun's Sabres career lasted six games. ©2020, Micheline Veluvolu

Report: Oilers sign former Sabre Dominik Kahun to one-year contract

Former Buffalo Sabres winger Dominik Kahun has signed a one-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers, according to eichockeynews.com.

The deal is worth $975,000, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Kahun had a salary cap hit of $925,000 last year.

The Sabres did not give Kahun, 25, a qualifying offer last month, making him a free agent. That decision, of course, raised some eyebrows.

Kahun looked impressive in six late-season games with the Sabres, scoring two goals, four points and a shootout-winning goal. He appeared to have established himself as one of the Sabres’ top wingers for the 2020-21 season.

But former general manager Jason Botterill acquired Kahun from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Feb. 24. By passing on Kahun, who had arbitration rights, new GM Kevyn Adams freed up money to pursue other talent.

The Sabres stunned the hockey world by signing winger Taylor Hall to a one-year, $8 million contract. They also inked center Cody Eakin to two-year, $4.5 million deal.

Kahun has compiled 25 goals and 68 points in 138 career NHL games. Following a four-year stint in Germany, be joined the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19.

2 thoughts on “Report: Oilers sign former Sabre Dominik Kahun to one-year contract”

  1. Second huge mistake by Kevin Adams. First was not going and getting a starting goalie. We have one of the worst goalie tandems in the league and he didn’t address it. Now we give away a 20+ goal scorer for nothing when we could have had him for less than a million per year. Stupid.

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