Another family reunion unfolded within the Chicago Blackhawks organization on Saturday afternoon.
With the 30th pick in the second round and No. 62 overall, the Blackhawks selected center Colton Dach from the WHL’s Saskatoon Blades — the younger brother of Blackhawks center Kirby Dach.
The Dach family certainly approved:
A 6-foot-4, 205-pound center, Colton Dach played in 20 games during a pandemic-shortened WHL season. He was a point-per-game player for the Blades, tallying 11 goals and 9 assists. Similar to his brother, Dach’s primary abilities are on the offensive side of the game, as detailed in this report from Elite Prospects:
Dach’s one of the better shooters in the draft from a mechanical standpoint. He pushes hands in front of body, lifts the top arm elbow to his shoulder or higher, and creates distance between his feet despite skating limitations to generate downward force. He uses his condor-like wingspan to reach around sticks (hook pass) or pull the puck in and pass under them (slip pass).