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Fantasy Summary

Dach is an offensively skilled forward with solid stick handling abilities and is able to play in both the centre and left wing slots. His size is a great advantage over his opponents especially down low where he is able to muscle his way in and control the puck. His has a strong yet very deceptive release for a player of his size. As a 6-foot-4 forward his skating was one noticeable flaw in his game however he has been able to strengthen his acceleration and edge work since being drafted. The probability of being a reliable middle six NHL player is certainly there.


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May 2023 – Dach was selected to play with Team Canada in the World Juniors at the beginning of this year but sustained a shoulder injury during the tournament. He has had a tough season with multiple concussions and the shoulder injury that has kept him out for a good portion of the season. He was then traded to the Seattle Thunderbirds while being injured with the Kelowna Rockets. With the trade, Dach joined fellow Blackhawks prospects Kevin Korchinski and Noah Allen in Seattle. Since returning, he has played 14 games with Kelowna and posted nine goals and eight assists during the regular season. He has further continued that success into the playoffs with 14 points in 17 playoff games. Although his injury may have slightly delayed his progress, Dach will be at training camp ready to fight for a middle six role on this young Blackhawks team.  Puneet Sharma

December 2022 – Colton Dach makes the Canadian IIHF WJC team.  The Kelowna Rockets Captain is getting his chance to further display his skills and leadership capabilities with a bolstered World Junior squad. The full roster was announced on December 12th by Hockey Canada where Dach will have the chance to play with great players on the biggest junior stage. Dach has come out strong with the Kelowna Rockets since coming back from injury. He is posting over a point per game pace with nine goals and eight assists over 14 game span. This is nothing new for Dach as his previous years numbers were also impressive with 29 goals and 50 assists over 61 games. Puneet Sharma

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.8
NHL Certainty 7.2
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth January 4, 2003
Height 6‘4”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2021 Round 2; Overall: 62

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1536 11 819 30|Playoffs7 0 22
 2016-2017 OHA Edmonton U15 PrepCSSHL U1530 7 1320 18|Playoffs3 1 12
 2017-2018 OHA Edmonton U15 PrepCSSHL U1530 22 4769 28|      -
  OHA Edmonton U15 PrepJohn Reid Bantam5 3 25 22|        
  Team Edmonton Blue Alberta Cup5 5 05 2|        
 2018-2019 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAAAEHL U1832 16 1228 26|Playoffs8 3 47
  Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAAMacs Tournament4 2 46 4|        
  Team Alberta CWG6 3 36 6|        
 2019-2020 Saskatoon BladesWHL62 11 1829 45|        
 2020-2021 Saskatoon BladesWHL20 11 920 16|        
 2021-2022 Kelowna RocketsWHL61 29 5079 53|Playoffs5 0 00
 2022-2023 Kelowna RocketsWHL14 9 817 23|        
  Seattle ThunderbirdsWHL9 3 710 8|Playoffs19 3 1114 20 
  Seattle ThunderbirdsMemorial Cup5 2 02 6|        
  Canada U20WJC-204 0 22 0|        
 2023-2024 Rockford IceHogsAHL44 10 1222 35|        

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