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Tom Kuhnhackl, RW/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 6-2

Weight: 174

Born: 1992-02-21

Hometown: Landshut, Germany

Drafted: 2010 by Pittsburgh, 110th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

October, 2013 - Kuhnhackl's main goal for this season is to stay healthy, and get pro experience. Tom will also look to cement a spot on his team's top-six, where he can fully put his offensive skill-set to use. Right now, durability and experience is all that is holding him back. Seth Brisendine


April, 2012- Kuhnhackl made a shrewd decision coming over to the OHL season from Germany, which is not a hockey hotbed for NHL talent. He adjusted quickly, posting 68 points in 63 games during the regular season and 23 points in 18 playoff games for the Windsor Spitfires. He has a heavy shot and understands a lot of the nuances of the hockey better than most of his peers globally. Kuhnhackl does have a seldom seen edge to his game, as evidenced by his hit on Ryan Murphy, which earned a 20-game suspension during his second game with the Niagara IceDogs in November 2011. After he returned to the IceDogs, he posted a little less than a point per game pace. Kuhnackl will turn pro and spend some time in the Penguins’ minor league system. Kuhnhackl could land a spot in the long term to play with one of Pittsburgh’s marquee centers but is still likely three years or more away from that possibility. Still has room to grow and could end up in a wide range of roles.

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Good shot and skater. A consistent producer. Must prove himself in the minors. Above average upside

 

Footage:

Kuhnhackl with the Windsor Spitfires finding the puck to defeat the Erie Otters:

 

 

Fantasy Prospects Report Notes (Any FPR's released in the last 18 months will not be listed here):

 

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Tom Kuhnhackl's statistics courtesy of Elite Prospects