Tom Kühnhackl

Mark Allan

2018-05-13

 

Tom Kuhnhackl, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 196

Born: 1992-02-21

Hometown: Landshut, Germany

Drafted: 2010 by Pittsburgh, 110th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

May 2018 – The hard- but clean-hitting, hard-working winger does the thankless work in the trenches and epitomizes the kind of fourth-liners that every successful team needs. He had just two goals and six assists in 69 NHL appearances, but his OT shot that rang off the iron almost sent the Penguins to Game Seven against Washington and kept Pittsburgh’s Cup hopes alive. He’s an RFA but he’s costing the Pens just $625,000. Expect cash-strapped GM Jim Rutherford to manage a small raise for this valuable foot soldier. Mark Allan

 

February 2018 – Almost ready to return from a lower-body injury, the hard-working, physical German is a good bet to cling to an NHL job at the bottom of a crowded crop of forwards. Once Derick Brassard arrives to take the third-line center role and push Riley Sheahan down a line, that leaves several players competing for bottom-line winger duties. With the trade of RW Ryan Reaves and demotion of skilled forward Dominik Simon, the 6-2, 196-pound Kühnhackl and Carter Rowney will likely join Sheahan as an effective, experienced No. 4 trio. Mark Allan

 

January 2018 – Averaging just 10:26 TOI, the durable and loyal foot soldier does the dirty work on Pittsburgh’s fourth line without taking stupid penalties (just six PIMs). Besides two goals and five assists in 46 games, he averages about one SOG per game, has an assist each on the PP and SH, one GWG, 105 hits and 39 blocks. He’s the kind of