Dominik Kahun scored his first career NHL goal in only his fourth game for the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night in Minnesota.
The 23-year-old winger took a cross-ice pass from Jonathan Toews and sent a shot past goaltender Devan Dubnyk to give the Blackhawks a 2-0 lead in the first period. It was also the second assist of the night for Toews.
Kahun is the first Blackhawks rookie to score his first career goal this season. Defenseman Henri Jokiharju and center Luke Johnson each have at least an assist, while winger Alexandre Fortin is making his debut against Minnesota.
Kahun, an undrafted free agent, signed a two-year deal with Chicago in April. He scored 12 goals and 41 points in 42 regular-season games with Muchen in Germany’s top league, then racked up 14 points in 17 postseason contests. The Czech-born player also had two goals and three assists for Germany in their silver-medal run at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.