Kirby Dach
Kirby Dach
20-Year-Old CenterC
Chicago Blackhawks
IR-LT
Injury Wrist
Est. Return 4/15/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Dach held his own as an 18-year-old rookie last season, notching eight goals, 15 helpers, 101 shots on net and three power-play points while primarily skating in a bottom-six role. The third overall pick from the 2019 draft was poised to enter the 2020-21 campaign as a bigger, stronger and more confident version of himself, but he suffered a broken wrist that required surgery while playing an exhibition game with Team Canada at the World Junior Championship tournament, and is now expected to be sidelined for most if not all of the upcoming shortened season. He'll make for an intriguing free-agent add if he's able to return for the Blackhawks' last handful of games, but he should be left on the board on draft day. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a three-year, entry-level contract with the Blackhawks in July of 2019.
Starts skating
CChicago Blackhawks
Wrist
February 9, 2021
Dach (wrist) has resumed skating, Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
ANALYSIS
Dach is nowhere near close to returning to game action, but it's nonetheless encouraging to see him back on the ice just a few months after undergoing wrist surgery. He's still expected to be sidelined until at least April, and he'll need to be cleared to practice with his teammates before joining the lineup, so expect the Blackhawks to release another update on his status whenever that occurs.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
When the Blackhawks selected Dach with the third overall pick in this year's draft, it was a bit of a surprise, as many pundits had Chicago taking defenseman Bowen Byram, who ultimately went to the Avalanche fourth overall. However, the Blackhawks' will remain in win-now mode as long as Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are still in their primes, and Dach appears to be the more NHL-ready player out of the two. General manager Stan Bowman has already publicly stated that Dach will get every opportunity to make the big club's roster out of training camp, and it appears as though he'll have a great chance to do so, and could step into a third-line role immediately in 2019-20. The 18-year-old pivot has great size at 6-foot-4 and 198 pounds, which should allow him to adjust to the physical nature of the NHL far faster than most prospects his age. Dach is a must-own player in dynasty settings, but if he's able to secure a spot on the Blackhawks' roster this season, he'll be worth a late-round draft pick in yearly leagues, as well.
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Undergoes wrist surgery
CChicago Blackhawks
Wrist
December 28, 2020
Dach is expected to miss 4-5 months after successful surgery on his wrist Monday.
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Sustains fracture during exhibition
CChicago Blackhawks
Arm
December 24, 2020
Dach sustained a fracture in his arm during Team Canada's exhibition game versus Team Russia on Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
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Out for WJC
CChicago Blackhawks
Wrist
December 24, 2020
Dach won't play for team Canada in the World Junior Championship and will miss regular-season action for the Blackhawks after injuring his wrist during an exhibition Wednesday, Bob McKenzie of TSN reports.
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Heading for X-rays
CChicago Blackhawks
Arm
December 23, 2020
Dach will undergo X-rays after suffering an arm injury in Wednesday's game against Russia at the World Junior Championships, Steven Ellis of The Hockey News reports.
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Joining Team Canada's roster
CChicago Blackhawks
October 29, 2020
The Blackhawks will loan Dach to Team Canada for the World Junior Championship, Darren Dreger of TSN reports.
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