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Tom Kühnhackl
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
172 lb (78 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Pittsburgh Penguins
Windsor Spitfires (OHL)
Nationality Flag of Germany German
Born January 21 1992 (1992-01-21) (age 24),
Landshut, Germany
NHL Draft 110th overall, 2010
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 2009 – present

Tom Kühnhackl (born January 21, 1992) is a German ice hockey right winger who plays for the Landshut Cannibals of the 2nd Bundesliga, the second highest hockey league in Germany. He has also played briefly for the Augsburger Panther, a team in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the highest German hockey league. He was a top-ranked prospect for the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, ranked eighth among European skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau and was selected 110th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Kühnhackl intends to move to North American and play for the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) for the 2010–11 season; the Spitfires selected Kühnhackl twenty-fourth overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft. His father, Erich, played hockey in West Germany, and was voted the German hockey player of the twentieth century.

Playing careerEdit

Kühnhackl was selected twenty-fourth overall in the 2009 CHL Import Draft by the Windsor Spitfires of the Ontario Hockey League. He intended to join the team for the 2009–10 OHL season, but a series of injuries kept him in Germany.[1] In May, 2010 he signed a contract with the Spitfires to join the team for the 2010–11 OHL season.[2] Ranked as the eighth best European skater by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau, Kühnhackl was selected 110th overall by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft on June 26, 2010. Kühnhackl was happy to be drafted by Pittsburgh, as he listed the Penguins as his favourite team.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Kühnhackl was born and raised in Landshut, Bavaria and first began to play hockey at the age of two. His father, Erich, played in the top German leagues from 1968 until 1989 and appeared in five Winter Olympics for West Germany.[2]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Augsburger Panther DEL 4 0 0 0 0
2009–10 Landshut Cannibals GER-2 38 12 9 21 38 6 0 0 0 2
DEL totals 4 0 0 0 0

International statisticsEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
2008 Germany WHC17 5 4 1 5 2
2009 Germany WHC17 5 4 3 7 2
2009 Germany U18 6 1 1 2 4
2010 Germany U18 5 4 2 6 2
Junior totals 21 13 7 20 10


  1. Parker, Jim. "Kuhnhackl to join Spits next season", Windsor Star, 2010-02-23. Retrieved on 2010-06-07. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Duff, Bob. "Son of German hockey legend Kuhnhackl hopes to play for Spitfires", Windsor Star, 2010-05-31. Retrieved on 2010-06-07. 
  3. Kasan, Sam (2010-06-26). Penguins Day 2 Draft Picks. Retrieved on 2010-06-28.

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