he always was more of a skill player than a grinder. he was pretty much crunched into that role to get a shot at the NHL and it worked pretty well in Pittsburghs bottom 6 and on the PK - but I nonetheless hoped he would sign somewhere we a skilled center could help him elevate his game because there might be more to it than we have seen so far. doubt this will be the case here. good signing though.
Kühnhackl played well for the Penguins. I hate to see him move on. The Penguins are having to focus on better players in their system and be within cap space. I hope Kühnhackl does well for the Islanders.