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Switzerland Dean Kukan
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Database: 853 178 players
Last added: Mikael Svelch
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Matvei Michkov 7 12 4 16
2. Shane Wright 5 9 5 14
3. Connor Bedard 7 7 7 14
4. Nikita Chibrikov 7 4 9 13
5. Samu Tuomaala 7 5 6 11
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
27
Height
6'2" / 187 cm
Place of Birth
Weight
192 lbs / 87 kg
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Contract
21/22
Cap Hit
$1,650,000 Powered by
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Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time AHL Calder Cup Champion 1
1-time Champions Hockey League Champion 1

Kukan has good size and is a fairly skilled two-way defenseman. Plays a pretty solid defensive game and has good character and work ethics. Moves the puck well (EP, 2012)

Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2006-07 ZSC U15 Top Mini 26 9 5 14 14 |
ZSC U17 Elite Novizen 1 0 0 0 0 |
ZSC II U17 Novizen A 17 5 6 11 6 |
GC Küsnacht U17 Top Novizen 2 0 0 0 0 |
2007-08 ZSC U15 Top Mini 24 9 9 18 2 |
ZSC U17 Elite Novizen 2 0 0 0 2 | Playoffs 12 1 0 1 2
ZSC II U15 Mini A 1 3 4 7 0 |
ZSC II U17 Top Novizen 16 4 9 13 4 |
2008-09 ZSC U17 Elite Novizen 27 1 2 3 4 | Playoffs 10 0 5 5 4
GCK Lions U20 Elite Jr. A 8 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 5 0 0 0 2
Switzerland U16 (all) International-Jr 12 1 2 3 2 |
Switzerland U17 (all) International-Jr 3 0 0 0 0 |
2009-10 GCK Lions U20 Elite Jr. A 13 1 5 6 2 | Playoffs 9 0 4 4 2
GC Küsnacht Lions NLB 29 0 6 6 14 |
Switzerland U18 WJC-18 6 0 3 3 0 -3 |
Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 25 1 9 10 2 |
2010-11 GCK Lions U20 Elite Jr. A 2 0 1 1 0 | Playoffs 10 0 0 0 6
GC Küsnacht Lions NLB 37 1 2 3 4 |
ZSC Lions NLA 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
Switzerland U18 WJC-18 6 0 2 2 0 1 |
Switzerland U18 (all) International-Jr 22 4 5 9 2 |
Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 4 0 1 1 2 |
2011-12 Luleå HF J20 J20 SuperElit 42 5 16 21 8 5 | Playoffs 3 0 2 2 2 -2
Luleå HF Elitserien 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
Switzerland U19 (all) “A” International-Jr 4 1 1 2 0 |
Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 1 1 2 0 2 |
Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 14 1 4 5 2 |
Switzerland (all) International 4 0 0 0 0 |
2012-13 Luleå HF J20 J20 SuperElit 11 2 1 3 2 -5 |
Luleå HF Elitserien 16 1 3 4 0 9 | Playoffs 15 0 1 1 0 4
Asplöven HC HockeyAllsvenskan 2 0 0 0 4 -2 |
Tingsryds AIF HockeyAllsvenskan 16 0 2 2 2 -6 |
Switzerland U20 WJC-20 6 0 1 1 2 0 |
Switzerland U20 (all) International-Jr 14 1 4 5 14 |
Switzerland (all) International 2 0 0 0 0 0 |
2013-14 Luleå HF SHL 54 4 8 12 12 8 | Playoffs 6 1 1 2 0 -5
Switzerland WC 7 1 0 1 2 0 |
Switzerland (all) International 18 1 1 2 6 -1 |
2014-15 Luleå HF SHL 52 3 10 13 14 2 | Playoffs 9 0 2 2 0 3
Switzerland WC 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
Switzerland (all) International 13 0 2 2 4 4 |
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 0 0 0 0 9 |
Lake Erie Monsters AHL 33 3 10 13 8 3 | Playoffs 17 1 4 5 2 4
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 72 4 25 29 43 -7 |
Switzerland WC 8 0 1 1 2 1 |
Switzerland (all) International 11 0 1 1 2 1 |
2017-18 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 11 0 4 4 2 2 |
Cleveland Monsters AHL 32 1 14 15 20 -3 |
Switzerland WC 10 1 2 3 0 0 |
Switzerland (all) International 10 1 2 3 0 0 |
2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 25 0 5 5 6 6 | Playoffs 10 1 0 1 2 -2
Cleveland Monsters AHL 5 1 1 2 0 0 |
2019-20 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 33 1 4 5 12 -9 | Playoffs 9 0 1 1 7 2
2020-21 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 35 1 4 5 10 -3 |
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Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
2005-06 Zurich Suisse QC Int PW - - - - - |
2010-11 Switzerland U20 WJAC-19 4 0 1 1 2 |
2012-13 Luleå HF ET 1 0 0 0 0 |
Switzerland U20 WJAC-19 5 1 0 1 8 |
2013-14 Luleå HF ET 8 1 1 2 2 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0 0
Switzerland Deutschland Cup 3 0 0 0 0 0 |
2014-15 Luleå HF Champions HL 13 1 2 3 10 7 |
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Game Log
Date Team Opp Score G A TP PIM +/- SOG PPG SHG TOI
NHL
Wed 05/05 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators
Mon 03/05 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Nashville Predators
Sat 01/05 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Carolina Hurricanes
Tue 27/04 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Detroit Red Wings
Sun 25/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Thu 22/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Tampa Bay Lightning
Tue 20/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Florida Panthers
Fri 16/04 Columbus Blue Jackets @ Dallas Stars
Mon 12/04 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Chicago Blackhawks
Thu 08/04 Columbus Blue Jackets vs Tampa Bay Lightning
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
AHL 4 142 9 50 59 0.42 71 -7 | 1 17 1 4 5 0.29 2 4
Champions HL 1 13 1 2 3 0.23 10 7 | 0
Deutschland Cup 1 3 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
ET 2 9 1 1 2 0.22 2 - | 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 -
HockeyAllsvenskan 1 18 0 2 2 0.11 6 -8 | 0
International 6 58 2 6 8 0.14 12 4 | 0
International-Jr 5 98 9 26 35 0.36 24 - | 0
J20 SuperElit (J20 Nationell) 2 53 7 17 24 0.45 10 0 | 1 3 0 2 2 0.67 2 -2
NHL 5 112 2 17 19 0.17 30 5 | 2 19 1 1 2 0.11 9 0
NLA (NL) 1 2 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 | 0
QC Int PW 1 - - - - - - - | 0
SHL (Elitserien) 4 125 8 21 29 0.23 26 19 | 3 30 1 4 5 0.17 0 2
NLB (SL) 2 66 1 8 9 0.14 18 - | 0
Top Mini (U15-Elit) 2 50 18 14 32 0.64 16 - | 0
Mini A (U15-Top) 1 1 3 4 7 7.00 0 - | 0
Novizen A (U17-A) 1 17 5 6 11 0.65 6 - | 0
Elite Novizen (U17-Elit) 3 30 1 2 3 0.10 6 - | 2 22 1 5 6 0.27 6 -
Top Novizen (U17-Top) 2 18 4 9 13 0.72 4 - | 0
Elite Jr. A (U20-Elit) 3 23 1 7 8 0.35 2 - | 3 24 0 4 4 0.17 10 -
WC 4 28 2 3 5 0.18 4 1 | 0
WJAC-19 2 9 1 1 2 0.22 10 - | 0
WJC-18 2 12 0 5 5 0.42 0 -2 | 0
WJC-20 2 12 1 2 3 0.25 2 2 | 0
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Strength
15
Puckhandling
15
Defensive
15
Speed
14

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08/21/2011
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