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Blackhawks’ Dominik Kahun on pace to make NHL history with penalty-free season

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The winger is the only NHL player to play in every game this season without committing a penalty.

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With each Blackhawks game he plays in, Dominik Kahun inches closer to making NHL history.

The first-year winger is on pace to become the first player since the Sabres’ Craig Ramsay (1973-74) to not commit a penalty in a season while playing in every game, and the first to do so in an 82-game season. Ramsay accomplished the feat during a 78-game schedule.

Kahun did have some company in his quest to achieve the record until Thursday, when Avalanche defenseman Sam Girard committed his first penalty this season.

The 23-year-old Kahun is also closing in on the franchise record for games played to start a season without committing a penalty. Gerry Melnyk holds the mark at 62 games in 1962.

H/t Jimmy Greenfield of Chicago Tribune