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Kyle Baun
Born May 4 1992 (1992-05-04) (age 27),
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
209 lb (95 kg; 14 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
EBEL team
F. teams
Vienna Capitals
Chicago Blackhawks
Belfast Giants
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2015–present

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.

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
2008–09Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL20110
2009–10Toronto Jr. CanadiensOJHL45510152770006
2010–11Cornwall ColtsCCHL 56192342441671826
2011–12Cornwall ColtsCCHL4229326150178122016
2012–13Colgate UniversityECAC3614102430
2013–14Colgate UniversityECAC3911152653
2014–15Colgate UniversityECAC3814152968
2014–15Chicago BlackhawksNHL30000
2015–16Chicago BlackhawksNHL20000
2015–16Rockford IceHogsAHL4318916 3 0 0 0 0
2016–17Rockford IceHogsAHL7414203442
2017–18 Laval Rocket AHL 54 4 12 16 24
2017–18Toronto MarliesAHL171568
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
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 on 2015-03-26.
  2. Kyle Baun talks about his first period in debut. CSN Chicago (2015-04-07). Retrieved on 2015-04-07.
  3. Blackhawks agree to terms with Baun. Chicago Blackhawks (2016-03-03). Retrieved on 2016-03-03.
  4. Canadiens acquire Kyle Baun. National Hockey League (2017-10-04). Retrieved on 2017-10-04.
  5. Maple Leafs Acquire Tomas Plekanec and Kyle Baun (February 25, 2018). Retrieved on February 25, 2018.
  6. "Giants add Kyle Baun and Francis Beauvillier". Belfast Giants (2018-08-01). Retrieved on 2018-08-01.
  7. Awards - NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Stat Team. Eliteprospects.com.

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