The Chicago Blackhawks signed one of their top draft picks today when they announced in a press release that they have signed Colton Dach to a three-year entry-level contract. This is big news for the organization as it gets one of the next options for the franchise under contract.
Colton Dach was never going to play a game this season for the Blackhawks.
Getting him signed now is the right move though as now they can keep a closer eye on his development and make sure he stays within their organization. Kirby Dach might be on another level, but Colton Dach is still someone to keep an eye on over the next few years.
The Blackhawks need to have options. While they are now entering a new state having basically given up on the rebuild and buying into a championship, that doesn’t mean you forget about the future and sacrifice everything for winning.
Dach signing his entry-level deal gives the team a young forward in the system that could potentially become an impact player years down the line. At the same time as different players are leaving the league or moving on to other teams, the Hawks would have Dach at that time to bring into the lineup.
The idea of creating a brotherly duo that succeeds in the league is something that could be rather fun to watch. Obviously, Kirby and Colton Dach know each other pretty well, and I bet their chemistry on the ice would come out instantaneously.
Bringing in interesting prospects and seeing if they could potentially fit into the lineup a few years down the line is something this team needs to emphasize during the future. Dach was drafted 62no overall this past year and now we will have to wait and see when he could potentially get into the lineup.
During the next week,I am excited to watch Dach play for the Hawks during the preseason. While he obviously is not NHL ready, it still is worth-while to see how he does right now against some of the best players in the world, plus why not play him in a game with his brother just for the heck of it?
Colton Dach is not expected to be in the roster tonight against the St. Louis Blues.