Since “shalom” means both hello and goodbye…
Welcome the newest MOT to the NHL: Luke Kunin, who briefly joined Jason Zucker on the Minnesota Wild.
Kunin, 19, was the Wild’s first-round pick in 2016. He was called up due to injuries to several of the team’s forwards. He made his debut on Oct. 14 in the Wild’s 5-4 home opener overtime loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. He played 13:53 in that one. He was reassigned to the American Hockey League right after the game, but he’ll be back.
Some stories on Kunin:
- Minnesota Wild Prospect Camp 2017: Green Offense — Luke Kunin leads the charge on a team that features current Gopher Leon Bristedt and High School phenom Sam Huff
- What Luke Kunin brings to the Minnesota Wild
- Luke Kunin’s versatility excites Wild: Forward prospect ‘can play 200-foot game,’ had 19 goals for Wisconsin last season
- From the September/October issue of the Jewish Sports Review: “After two seasons at Wisconsin, Luke Kunin, 191, 1 wing from Chesterfield, MO, signed with the Minnesota Wild and was assigned to the Iowa Wild (AHL) where he rifled in 5 goals with three assists for 8 points, endured 16 PMs [penalty minutes] and was assigned a +2 rating in 12 games.”
HT to Korner chaver Ken Cutler for the news about Kunin.
And just a quick catch-up on the rest of the Jice-men…
Jason Demers, Arizona Coyotes (0-6-1, eighth/last in the Pacific Division of the Western Conference): seven games, one goal two assists
Jason Zucker, Minnesota Wild (1-1-2, last in the Central Division of the Western Conference): four games, two goals, two assists
Zach Hyman, Toronto Maple Leafs (6-0-1, second in the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference): seven games, three goals, two assists
Michael Cammalleri, LA Kings (5-0-1, first in the Pacific Division): four games, two goals, two assists
Brendan Leipsic, Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-0, second in the Pacific Division): six games, no goals, four assists
Josh Ho-Sang, NY Islanders (3-3-1, seventh in Metropolitan Division of Eastern Conference): six games, no goals, four assists