Dach was acquired by the Chicago Blackhawks Thursday night in the first round of the NHL Draft in a three-team trade that also includes the New York Islanders.
We hear rumors here and there, but I didn’t expect them to be circulating. Dutch, who is only 21, said I got the call about five minutes before the deal was announced. I’m a little shocked, but excited to get to Montreal. It’s a beautiful city and I love playing there. I can’t wait to hear the fans cheering me on.
The third overall pick in the 2019 draft, Dach had a promising rookie season, amassing 23 points in 64 games and adding six points in nine playoffs. However, a major wrist injury sustained in a junior team game in Canada pre-season hampered his progress, and while the Black Hawks were in the midst of a rebuilding process, his future in Chicago was increasingly uncertain.
” I think it would be good for me to be a fresh start and to be the player that I can be. I feel like I can be a smart offensive player with the disc, skate really well and take charge of the defensive. I think I can hatch that way in Montreal. »
Despite his large size, Dach is known for his movement, intelligence, and ability to create plays. Sometimes he is transferred to the wing, perhaps he did not have all the opportunities to assert himself in the center in Chicago.
Dach still spends some good times of his time with the Blackhawks, a team that includes several Stanley Cup winners. He is also looking forward to working with Martin St. Louis, coach of the Canadiens, from whom he has only heard good comments.
I want to leave the past behind. “In addition to the injuries, I learned a lot in Chicago from the veterans and the coaching staff,” Dutch said. I look forward to the opportunity to work with Martin St. Louis. Send me a message to welcome me.
Le directeur général du Tricolore, Kent Hughes, a laissé savoir que la décision de sélectionner Juraj Slafkovsky au premier échelon a été price avant la transaction impliquant Dach, mais center qu’il cherchait malgré tout la vites à gross éjouter de If possible.
We’ve had good discussions between us about Juraj, Hughes said, but we’ve been exploring several options at the center. We believe in Kirby and his capabilities. Sometimes a change of environment and training can help develop potential.
Dash will not reach the camp in Montreal in uncharted territory, because he knows well the defenders Justin Barron and Kidden Gaul, with whom he played for Junior Canada.