Kirby Dach is the player the Blackhawks are counting on. The former third overall draft pick is expected to have his big breakout season in 2021-22, and for good measure. Dach’s rookie season was a year to build confidence and he was someone who actually did sit near the front of his draft class at the end of his rookie season point-wise.
Dach then missed the majority of last season with a wrist injury. What could have been his big coming-out year in the shortened season was a year where Dach missed the majority of games. So in 2021-22, the team will be looking for him to come back better than ever.
The Blackhawks are not just hoping for Dach to succeed, they are basically counting on it as he is the best option to top the first line alongside Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat. The team would be set for the long term with DeBrincat and Dach being the faces of the next generation of Hawks hockey. What ends up happening is anyone’s guess and I cannot wait to watch all season.