Kirby Dach

Chicago Blackhawks

Fantasy Summary

A giant of a centre who protects the puck well, and boast high-end vision. Massive upside – especially if the skating can hit the next level.

Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 10.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 21, 2001
Height 6‘4”
Weight 198 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 3


March 2020 – Dach in his rookie season, at times, looked dominant. During those stretches he had a flow to his game that the elite big guys all have as his vision with the puck and the ability to make plays at top speed looked like top line material. He was noticeable every time he was on the ice, even when he did not have the puck, when he was on, but slumping he looked slower to the play. The biggest critique of his game, and it needs to be fixed now, is that he takes way too many solid hits. If this is left to continue, the toll will continue to add up and it will cost him games. Hopefully this is addressed this off-season and we can watch him make highlight reel plays for years to come. Tony Carr


October 2019 – Dach has been recalled from his conditioning stint in Rockford. After suffering a preseason injury during the rookie tournament, Dach has been rehabbing himself in anticipation for his NHL debut. The expectation is that this will happen over the course of the next couple of Blackhawks games. The third-overall pick from the 2019 draft was hoping to stick in the NHL but unless he produces some massive offence, he will be limited to 10 or fewer games and sent back to Saskatoon of the WHL. Tony Carr


June 2019 – Dach has been drafted third overall by the Blackhawks.  Jokke Nevalainen


June 2019 – After a mid-season injury slowed his production, Dach came on in a big way down the stretch and into the playoffs. The massive pivot can stand to play with more pace at times and can get caught with his head down, but his upside is tremendous. He’s a not-so-dark horse to hear his name called in the top-five this June. Cam Robinson


June 2019 – Dach was officially measured at 6-foot-4 and 198 pounds at the NHL Draft Combine.  Jokke Nevalainen


November 2018 – The towering centre is making good on the investment that Saskatoon made when they selected him second overall in 2016 WHL Bantam draft. He leads his team and all-draft-eligible WHL players in scoring with 11 goals and 34 points in 21 contests. Dach loves to create offense off the half-wall on the power play and slows things down at even-strength to weigh his options. He owns slick hands, a heavy release and great vision. Dach led all WHL rookies in assists last season with 39 and has a Hlinka gold medal somewhere in his parents home. A cerebral pivot with massive upside, Dach won’t be waiting long to hear his name called at the draft next June. Cam Robinson


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational 6 1 1 2 6 |          
 2013-2014 Fort Saskatchewan Rang. U15 AAA AEHL U15 33 9 18 27 24 |          
 2014-2015 Fort Saskatchewan Rang. U15 AAA AEHL U15 33 29 71 100 26 |          
 2015-2016 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAA AEHL U18 34 14 21 35 12 |          
  Team Edmonton Yellow Alberta Cup 5 4 1 5 0 |          
 2016-2017 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U18 AAA AEHL U18 22 6 20 26 6 |          
  Saskatoon Blades WHL 19 6 4 10 4 |          
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 - - - - - |          
 2017-2018 Team Black U17-Dev - - - - - |          
  Saskatoon Blades WHL 52 7 39 46 12 |          
  Canada Black U17 WHC-17 5 1 6 7 2 |          
 2018-2019 Saskatoon Blades WHL 62 25 48 73 40 | Playoffs 10 5 3 8
  Canada U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 5 2 5 7 0 |          
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2019-2020 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 64 8 15 23 24 | Playoffs 3 0 4 4
  Rockford IceHogs AHL 3 0 0 0 0 |