The 18-year-old was picked with the 62nd pick back in the draft this summer following a strong sophomore season with Saskatoon of the WHL where he potted 11 goals with nine assists in 20 games. Dach is the brother of Chicago center Kirby Dach, who was the third-overall selection just three years ago. The Blackhawks are clearly pleased with how their draft went as they inked their first-rounder, defenseman Nolan Allan, midway through last month.
Dach isn’t likely to make Chicago’s NHL roster which will make his contract eligible to slide a year. As a result, his deal will almost certainly still have three years remaining on it even after the upcoming season. Once he returns to junior, he won’t be going back to Saskatoon as his WHL rights were acquired by Kelowna earlier this week.