For Day 3 of our 25 Chicago Blackhawks in 25 Days series, we highlight Kirby Dach.
With just 3 more days until the season begins, a lot of our Chicago Blackhawks player previews are behind us.
There are still a few Blackhawks players that will play a significant role for the team this season and going into the future. One such player is Kirby Dach.
Let’s take a closer look at the 3rd overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft and see what he has to offer.
Player Spotlight: Kirby Dach
In a decision that might have put Stan Bowman on the hot seat, Kirby Dach was drafted 3rd overall over other talented prospects such as Alex Turcotte and Bowen Byram.
Dach showed up to development camp eager to make an impact, and he did. He impressed the organization and is still battling for a roster spot. Just watch how he shows his confidence on the ice with other Blackhawks prospects.
Dach fell to an injury earlier this month against the Minnesota Wild. He was placed into concussion protocol and is just now getting back to full health. However, he did join the team for practice earlier this week.
I do believe Kirby Dach could make the Chicago Blackhawks’ NHL roster out of training camp.
Chicago has a lot of talented players, but the 3rd line center position is up for grabs. Maybe Dach can compete for that spot this year. However, do you really want your future face of the franchise playing on a 3rd line?
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In my opinion, if Alexander Nylander is going to make the team, Kirby Dach should as well. Maybe those two young players can develop some chemistry and create a third offensive duo for the Blackhawks.
Imagine that, you have lines of Jonathan Toews with Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat with Dylan Strome, and Dach with Nylander. That would be an interesting approach to the forward unit, although it probably will not happen.
Nylander seems to be a lock to play alongside Toews and Kane, despite some disapproval from fans.
Kirby Dach will have a future with the Blackhawks. As one of the three third overall draft picks in the organization, the Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of hope for his future.
I just hope Dach’s future is with the Blackhawks. Stan Bowman does not have the best history with his first-round draft picks.
We know Kirby Dach has size and skill. He showed it during development camp, but let’s just wait and see what he has to offer at the NHL level.