The Buffalo Sabres have acquired forward Dominik Kahun from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for forwards Evan Rodrigues and Conor Sheary.
Has recorded 27 points through 50 games in his second NHL season after tying for seventh among NHL rookies with 37 points (13+24) in 82 games with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2018-19. Led all Chicago forwards with a plus-10 rating.
Won three straight DEL championships (2015-16 to 2017-18) with Red Bull München before beginning his North American career with the Blackhawks.
His five points (2+3) in seven contests at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games helped Germany to a silver medal. Has also represented Germany at four IIHF World Championships (2016 to 2019) and three IIHF World Junior Championships (2013 to 2015).
With tonight’s win, the Sabres have won their season series against the Blue Jackets for the first time since 2015-16. All three games in the series were won in overtime by the home team.
Victor Olofsson scored twice tonight in his first game back after missing 15 games due to injury, including his first career overtime goal. He finished the game with sole possession of second place among NHL rookies with 18 goals this season.
Rasmus Dahlin recorded an assist on both of Olofsson’s goals and now has at least one assist in all three games against Columbus this season.
In six career games against the Blue Jackets, Dahlin has collected six assists.
With his first assist, Dahlin passed Rick Hampton (76) for third-most points recorded by an NHL defenseman before his 20th birthday. He now trails only Phil Housley (132) and Ray Bourque (79) for most points ever recorded by a teenage defenseman.
Dahlin’s second assist of the game was his 30th of the season. He joins Phil Housley as the second defenseman in franchise history to record at least 30 assists in his first two NHL seasons.
Jack Eichel (1+2) recorded his 19th multi-point game of the season. The Sabres are 14-3-2 in those games. Eichel has recorded at least three points eight times this season, topping his previous career-high total (6) set in the 2016-17 season.
Eichel’s first assist was his 40th of the season. He became the first Sabres player to record 30 goals and 40 assists in a season since Jason Pominville (30+43) in 2011-12.
Evan Rodrigues scored and now has four points (3+1) in four games against Columbus in the last two seasons.
Carter Hutton recorded his sixth career assist on Buffalo’s third goal. It was the first assist by a Sabres goaltender since Hutton tallied an assist on Feb. 23, 2019 vs. Washington.
BUFFALO, N.Y. (July 25, 2019) — The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has signed forward Evan Rodrigues to a one-year contract with an AAV of $2 million. The terms of the contract were based on the ruling of an independent arbitrator.
Rodrigues (5’10”, 176 lbs., 7/28/1993) set career-high totals in games played (74), goals (9), assists (20) and points (29) in his fourth season with the Sabres in 2018-19. The Toronto, Ontario native recorded 25 (7+18) of his 29 points at even strength.
Since signing with Buffalo in April of 2015, Rodrigues has totaled 62 points (21+41) and 43 penalty minutes in 154 NHL games. Prior to beginning his professional career, he played four seasons for Boston University, where he helped lead the Terriers to a Hockey East Tournament title as a senior in 2014-15. He also served as an assistant captain that season and recorded a career-best 61 points (21+40), trailing only Jack Eichel for the NCAA lead.