This just in: the Chicago Blackhawks have announced that they’ve signed forward Dominik Kahun, defenseman Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh and goaltender Kevin Lankinen.
Here’s the official press release courtesy of the Blackhawks’ official website:
The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms with forward Dominik Kahun (kuh-HOON), defensemen Lucas Carlsson and Darren Raddysh and goaltender Kevin Lankinen (LAHNK-ih-nehn). Kahun, Lankinen and Raddysh signed two-year contracts that run through the 2019-20 season and Carlsson agreed to a three-year contract that will expire after the 2020-21 campaign.
Carlsson was originally drafted by the Blackhawks in the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2016 National Hockey League Draft. He played in 44 games for Brynäs IF of the Swedish Hockey League this past season, posting a career-high 17 points (7G, 10A). His seven goals were the most among team defensemen and shared fourth among SHL blue liners. The 20-year-old recorded 38 points (14G, 24A) in 136 career SHL games, all as a member of Brynäs IF.
Kahun, 22, spent the last four seasons (2014-18) playing for EHC München of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, Germany's top league. During the 2017-18 season, he set career highs in assists (29), points (41) and matched a career best with 12 goals. Kahun also led München to their third straight DEL title in 2018 with 14 points (4G, 10A) in 17 playoff games. At the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, he helped Germany to a Silver Medal with five points (2G, 3A) in seven games.
Lankinen posted career-best marks in goals-against average (1.33) and save percentage (.946) in 15 games with HIFK of the Finnish Elite League during the 2017-18 season. The 23-year-old also appeared in 13 playoff games with a 1.99 GAA and a .936 SV%, helping the team to a Liiga Bronze Medal. The Helsinki, Finland, native registered a 2.14 GAA and .920 SV% in 42 appearances during the 2016-17 regular season, while also backstopping HIFK to a Silver Medal.
Raddysh, has appeared in all nine games during the Rockford IceHogs current run to the American Hockey League's Western Conference Finals, posting two assists. The Toronto native notched 22 points (5G, 17A) in 66 games with the IceHogs during the regular season, his first year in professional hockey. Raddysh, 22, was named the Ontario Hockey League's Most Outstanding Defenseman and helped the Erie Otters to an OHL title last year after recording 81 points (16G, 65A).