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Fantasy Summary

An offensive-minded defenceman that has no hesitation jumping into the play. His point totals should increase as his playing time goes up.


Observations

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July 2023 – While it has been almost two years since he last saw NHL ice, Kalynuk did well when he was in the show. His defense was lacking, but he did bring some offence to a miserable Blackhawks’ team. Since then, he has had difficulty returning to the NHL level, and last season saw him do worse in all the key offensive statistics: goals, points, and shots. At 26-years-old, if he has any kind of hope to make the Blues’ lineup, he will need to step-up quickly. Otherwise, he will bring some experience to the Thunderbirds. Cedrick Blais-Turcotte

 

July 2022 – Kalynuk has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Vancouver Canucks. While his homestead will be in Abbotsford, he brings a small dose of NHL experience and adds depth to the club’s left side. Dave Hall

 

July 2022 – Kalynuk impressed many people with his play with Chicago during the 2022-2021 season.  However, he injured his ankle at the beginning of the 2021-2022 season, missing the first 10 games, then was assigned to the Rockford Icehogs to get his footing back. He played the majority of the season in the AHL posting  seven goals and 20 assists in 57 games. He also shared power play ice time with Ian Mitchell, where he was able to  gain back his confidence. He was brought back up to the big leagues for five games with a final stat summary of  zero points and a minus-three rating. By being sidelined at the beginning of the season, Kalynuk is now at a disadvantage as the Blackhawks defensive prospect pool is fairly deep with guys like Mitchell, Beaudin, Regula ,Vlasic, Stillman and  Jones all vying for a full-time roster spot. Puneet Sharma

 

May 2021- Kalynuk stepped into the Blackhawks lineup in March and looks as though he doesn’t want to leave. His production suggests that he won’t be asked to. He plays a solid, two-way game, is defensively responsible, and will jump into the rush when the opportunity presents itself. His skating is very good, giving him the ability to move the puck out of trouble without risking a low percentage pass. A nice player to have in your three to five slot on defense. Tony Carr

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 14, 1997
Height 6‘1”
Weight 181 lbs
Drafted 2017 Round 7; Overall: 196

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Virden Oilers U15 ASWRHL46 34 3670 10|        
 2011-2012 Virden Oilers U15 ASWRHL- - -- -|        
 2012-2013 Southwest Cougars U18 AAAMU18HL43 1 1617 34|Playoffs5 0 22
 2013-2014 Virden Oil CapitalsMJHL56 1 1213 8|Playoffs10 1 23
  Canada Western U17WHC-175 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Lincoln StarsUSHL55 0 1515 16|        
 2015-2016 Central Illinois Flying AcesUSHL59 3 2124 16|Playoffs10 0 22
 2016-2017 Central Illinois Flying AcesUSHL60 6 2531 82|        
 2017-2018 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA37 3 2225 28|        
 2018-2019 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA37 9 1625 32|        
 2019-2020 Univ. of WisconsinNCAA36 7 2128 24|        
 2020-2021 Chicago BlackhawksNHL21 4 59 4|        
  Rockford IceHogsAHL8 2 810 6|        
 2021-2022 Chicago BlackhawksNHL5 0 00 2|        
  Rockford IceHogsAHL52 7 2027 55|Playoffs5 0 11
 2022-2023 Abbotsford CanucksAHL46 4 1317 46|        
  Team Canada Spengler Cup3 0 11 0|        
  Hartford Wolf PackAHL15 0 22 40|Playoffs9 1 23
 2023-2024 Springfield ThunderbirdsAHL51 5 1015 48|        

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