Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dean Kukan
Dean Kukan was born on July 8, 1993 in Volketswil, Switzerland. Undrafted by an NHL club, Kukan plied his trade in Sweden for six seasons before signing as a free agent with the Columbus Blue Jackets on June 1, 2015.

Kukan made his North American debut debut for the Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate, the Lake Erie Monsters, during the 2015-16 season. In 33 games for the club he scored three goals and added 10 assists. Kukan would also get his first taste of NHL action during the 2015-16. He made his NHL debut on March 26, 2016, in a 5-1 loss to the Nashville Predators. He would go on to appear in eight games for the club as the season came to a close.

On the international stage, Kukan represented Switzerland on numerous occasions, including the 2013 World Junior Championship and the 2015 World Championship.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2009-10 GCK Lions Zurich Jr. Swiss-Jr. 13 1 5 6 2 9 0 4 4 2
2009-10 GCK Lions Zurich Swiss-2 29 0 6 6 14
2009-10 Switzerland WJ18-A 6 0 3 3 0 -3
2010-11 GCK Lions Zurich Jr. Swiss-Jr. 2 0 1 1 0 10 0 0 0 6
2010-11 ZSC Lions Zurich Swiss 37 1 2 3 4
2010-11 GCK Lions Zurich Swiss-2 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Germany WJ18-A 6 0 2 2 0 +1
2011-12 Lulea HF Jr. Swe-Jr. 42 5 16 21 8 3 0 2 2 2
2011-12 Lulea HF Sweden 3 0 0 0 0
2012-13 Lulea HF Jr. Swe-Jr. 11 2 1 3 2
2012-13 Asploven HC Haparanda Sweden-2 2 0 0 0 4
2012-13 Tingsryds AIF Sweden-2 16 0 2 2 2
2012-13 Lulea HF Sweden 16 1 3 4 0 15 0 1 1 0
2013-14 Lulea HF Sweden 54 4 8 12 12 +8 6 1 1 2
2014-15 Lulea HF Sweden 52 3 10 13 14 9 0 2 2 0
2015-16 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 8 0 0 0 0 +9
2015-16 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 33 3 10 13 8 +3 17 1 4 5 2
2016-17 Cleveland Monsters AHL 72 4 25 29 43 -7
2016-17 Switzerland WC-A 8 0 1 1 2 +1
NHL Totals 8 0 0 0 0


Signed as a free agent by Columbus, June 1, 2015. Missed majority of 2015-16 due to lower-body injury at Charlottte (AHL), December 20, 2016.
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