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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.


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October 2020- Dach not only saw action in the playoffs during his rookie season, but he also saved his best hockey for the second season. Dach looked like a player that will lead Chicago for years to come. His poise with the puck, smooth, effortless skating, and vision all combine to make him one of the most promising prospects in the entire league. Tony Carr

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 offense, 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 center 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

Attributes
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

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Team Brick Alberta Brick Invitational6 1 12 6|        
 2013-2014 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1533 9 1827 24|        
 2014-2015 Fort Saskatchewan Ranger U15 AAAAEHL U1533 29 71100 26|        
 2015-2016 Fort Saskatchewan Rang. U18 AAAAEHL U1834 14 2135 12|        
  Team Edmonton Yellow Alberta Cup5 4 15 0|        
 2016-2017 Fort Saskatchewan Rang. U18 AAAAEHL U1822 6 2026 6|        
  Saskatoon BladesWHL19 6 410 4|        
  Team Alberta WCCC-16- - -- -|        
 2017-2018 Team Black U17-Dev- - -- -|        
  Saskatoon BladesWHL52 7 3946 12|        
  Canada Black U17WHC-175 1 67 2|        
 2018-2019 Saskatoon BladesWHL62 25 4873 40|Playoffs10 5 38
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup5 2 57 0|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Chicago BlackhawksNHL64 8 1523 24|Playoffs9 1 56
  Rockford IceHogsAHL3 0 00 0|        
 2020-2021 Chicago BlackhawksNHL- - -- -|        
  Canada U20WJC-20- - -- -|        

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