Tom Kuhnhackl
Tom Kuhnhackl
27-Year-Old Right WingRW
New York Islanders
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Tom Kuhnhackl in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Islanders in June of 2019 worth $850,000.
Will draw in
RWNew York Islanders
October 10, 2019
Kuhnhackl will make his season debut versus the Hurricanes on Friday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
ANALYSIS
To put it nicely, coach Barry Trotz was not happy with the performance of several Islanders during their loss to the Oilers on Tuesday. Trotz has let it be known that Kuhnhackl will replace one of them, although he didn't mention who that player will be, so we don't know what line Kuhnhackl will play on. How long Kuhnhackl will stay in the lineup will likely depend on how he and the team plays Friday.
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2019–20 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    12:22
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:12
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    1:41
 
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0:05
2:08
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0:05
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2019–20
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0:12
1:41
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While an abundance of young players progressed through the Penguins' system last year, Kuhnhackl found himself on the outside looking in. The German winger did make 69 regular-season appearances for Pittsburgh in his third season, but he was likely going to spend the bulk of the upcoming campaign in the press box if he had re-signed with the club. There is no guarantee the grinder will see more ice time in Long Island, but he's staying in the Metropolitan Division and will at least have a chance to compete for a spot in the lineup. New Islanders bench boss Barry Trotz will undoubtedly be a fan of Kuhnhackl's work ethic, so he has that going for him as well.
Kuhnhackl has failed to log 60 games in each of his first two seasons, and it’s unlikely that he'll break that trend during the 2017-18 campaign. A smooth skater with a nonstop motor, Kuhnhackl is the kind of guy that coaches love to deploy on the fourth line, but unfortunately for the German winger, the Pens have an abundance of similar skaters. Look for Kuhnhackl to compete for minutes with Scott Wilson and Josh Archibald; that puts a damper on his fantasy value, which would be pretty low anyway thanks to his modest offensive results in the AHL.
The pedigree is there for Kuhnhackl. His father, Erich, is considered the greatest hockey player in Germany's history. Kuhnhackl-the-younger underwent season-ending left-shoulder surgery in January, ending his first professional campaign prematurely. He totaled four points (2G, 2A) in 11 games for the Baby Pens before getting hurt. The offensive potential for Kuhnhackl as a goal scorer is obvious -- he potted 39 goals in 63 OHL games in 2010-11, he just has to stay healthy. It's a longshot, but there's a chance he could make his NHL debut as soon as 2013-14 (if he gets off to a hot start and the Pens suffer injuries to their group of forwards). Most likely, Kuhnhackl remains a year or two away from seeing action at the top level.
Kuhnhackl battled through injuries and suspensions in 2011-12. He tore up his knee in OHL competition immediately after taking part in Penguins camp. Then, in November, he was suspended for 20 games after elbowing Kitchener defenseman, Ryan Murphy. Kuhnhackl finished last year with 29 points in 34 games after collecting 68 in 63 the prior season. Despite his recent troubles, Kuhnhackl could move up the organizational ladder pretty quickly, given the paucity of offensive prospects in the Pittsburgh pipeline.
Kuhnhackl ranks as one of the top three or four Pittsburgh prospects after a junior season in which he scored 39 goals and 68 points in 63 games. The 19-year-old winger will spend another season with the Windsor Spitfires after an impressive showing over the summer in the Penguins' prospect camp. He's still several seasons away, but he's not a bad stash as a member of the offensively-oriented Penguins organization.
Kuehnhackl, Pittsburgh's No. 4 pick in the 2010 draft, will hone his offensive talent while playing for Windsor of the OHL this season. The Landshut, Germany native impressed onlookers during the prospect tournament series prior to training camp, but the 18-year-old forward won't likely make his NHL debut for at least several seasons.
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Cleared to play
RWNew York Islanders
September 21, 2019
Kuhnhackl (lower body) will make his preseason debut Saturday against the Devils.
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Back on ice
RWNew York Islanders
Undisclosed
September 16, 2019
Kuhnhackl (lower body) skated with several other Islanders who weren't going to play Monday versus the Flyers, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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Yet to practice
RWNew York Islanders
Undisclosed
September 14, 2019
Kuhnhackl (undisclosed) has yet to participate in training camp, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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Snares one-year deal
RWNew York Islanders
June 29, 2019
Kuhnackl signed a one-year, $850,000 contract with the Islanders on Saturday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
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Provides jolt of production
RWNew York Islanders
April 23, 2019
Kuhnhackl had two assists a rating of plus-1 in a four-game sweep of the Penguins in the first round of the playoffs.
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