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Kyle Baun (born May 4, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who is currently under contract to the Vienna Capitals of the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga (EBEL). Baun has played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Chicago Blackhawks and is the grandson of former Toronto Maple Leafs player Bobby Baun.

Kyle Baun
Born (1992-05-04) May 4, 1992 (age 27)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
EBEL team
Former teams
Vienna Capitals
Chicago Blackhawks
Belfast Giants
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

Playing careerEdit

After a Canadian minor junior league career with the Toronto Jr. Canadiens and the Cornwall Colts, Baun opted to pursue an collegiate career in committing with Colgate University of the ECAC conference.

Undrafted and upon completing his junior season in Colgate with 29 points in 38 games, earning an ECAC Third All-Star Team selection, Baun was signed to a two-year entry level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks of the NHL on March 26, 2015.[1] He immediately joined the Blackhawks for the remainder of the 2014–15 season, and later made his NHL debut in a 2-1 defeat to the Minnesota Wild on April 7, 2015.[2]

During the 2015–16 season, on March 3, 2016, while with AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, Baun agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Blackhawks.[3]

Approaching his third professional season in 2017–18, the Montreal Canadiens acquired Baun from the Blackhawks in exchange for forward Andreas Martinsen on October 4, 2017.[4] Later in the season, on February 25, 2018, Baun was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs, along with Tomáš Plekanec, in exchange for Kerby Rychel, Rinat Valiev and a second-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.[5]

As a free agent from the Maple Leafs, on August 1, 2018, Baun left North America and agreed to a deal with UK based, EIHL side the Belfast Giants.[6]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL 2 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Toronto Jr. Canadiens OJHL 45 5 10 15 27 7 0 0 0 6
2010–11 Cornwall Colts CCHL 56 19 23 42 44 16 7 1 8 26
2011–12 Cornwall Colts CCHL 42 29 32 61 50 17 8 12 20 16
2012–13 Colgate University ECAC 36 14 10 24 30
2013–14 Colgate University ECAC 39 11 15 26 53
2014–15 Colgate University ECAC 38 14 15 29 68
2014–15 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Rockford IceHogs AHL 43 1 8 9 16 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17 Rockford IceHogs AHL 74 14 20 34 42
2017–18 Laval Rocket AHL 54 4 12 16 24
2017–18 Toronto Marlies AHL 17 1 5 6 8
2018–19 Belfast Giants EIHL 60 28 43 71 30 4 0 4 4 2
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 0

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
College
ECAC All-Academic Team 2013, 2014
ECAC All-Rookie Team 2013
All-ECAC Third Team 2015 [7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with Kyle Baun". Chicago Blackhawks. 2015-03-26. Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  2. ^ "Kyle Baun talks about his first period in debut". CSN Chicago. 2015-04-07. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  3. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with Baun". Chicago Blackhawks. 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2016-03-03.
  4. ^ "Canadiens acquire Kyle Baun". National Hockey League. 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2017-10-04.
  5. ^ "Maple Leafs Acquire Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun". NHL.com. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  6. ^ "Giants add Kyle Baun and Francis Beauvillier". Belfast Giants. 2018-08-01. Retrieved 2018-08-01.
  7. ^ "Awards - NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Stat Team". Eliteprospects.com.

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