Blackhawks: Adding Colton Dach in the 2021 NHL Draft Makes Sense

Colton Dach (Photo by Christopher Mast/Getty Images)
Colton Dach (Photo by Christopher Mast/Getty Images) /

The Chicago Blackhawks are gearing up for the NHL draft. The draft is set for July 23 and 24. While who the team picks in round one is probably common knowledge within the organization if they are available, I am sure they are still thinking about rounds 2-7.

The Blackhawks have a handful of picks at this upcoming draft. They have a first-round and two second-round picks to worry about early on. Who they pick in those spots could one day be in the NHL, one player I hope they consider is Kirby Dach‘s younger brother Colton Dach.

Kirby Dach was drafted third overall in the 2019 NHL draft, and his younger brother Colton is now draft-eligible. Wouldn’t it be kind of cool to see the two brothers play together in the league?

There are a number of brothers that have played together around the entire NHL. Usually playing with some so familiar with you as a brother can positively impact their game. While the Blackhawks try and get Kirby Dach more comfortable and make him a leader on this team, maybe having his brother around on the roster too will make things better for him.

I would guess that this draft is going to see the team draft a lot of forwards. The team is going to want to work on making sure that their farm system is filled with guys that can step into the league over the course of the next three or four seasons.

Colton Dach would not just be a great addition because of his last name, he can help the Blackhawks.

Colton Dach is 6’4″ and is already built like an NHL forward. While he might not have as much skill as his brother, he would be a great third or fourth line winger in the NHL someday, and who knows, maybe he will be even better with his brother or will develop even more.

Here is how some of the different outlets are ranking him via Dach’s elite prospect page:

Ranked #100 by FCHOCKEY
Ranked #73 by TSN/BOB McKENZIE
Ranked #57 by MCKEEN’S HOCKEY
Ranked #19 by NHL CENTRAL SCOUTING (NA Skaters)
Ranked #73 by SMAHT SCOUTING

The Chicago Blackhawks are already familiar with one Dach, and maybe adding another one in the draft is something they are considering right now. The team would probably have to use their second-round draft pick from Vegas to draft him; otherwise. Who knows if he will still be around when Chicago drafts in round four.