Regular season + playoffs. “You don’t want guys to change who they are, that’s when they get themselves into big trouble. Colton Dach is the younger brother of current Blades star Kirby, a regarded top five pick in this years NHL Draft, and he is also closely related to other good players in the Fort Saskatchewan region. Dach’s playmaking abilities are above average as well, adhering his play along the wall and opening himself to the middle of the ice. He has a mean streak to his game and has a lot of pro potential as either a winger or centre. (Colton Dach with brother Kirby, father Dale, mother Hilary, and sister Callie) Saskatoon, SK – The Saskatoon Blades are pleased to announce the signing of 2003 born forward, Colton Dach. October 27, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release. “I think you’ve got to find that balance of being yourself, having your personality and also buying in with what you’re trying to do,” Love said. NHL Central Scouting identifies players with a rating system that includes four categories. By Jonathan Hodgson June 6th, 2020. All rights reserved. Colton entered camp at six-foot-two and around 180 pounds, similar to his brother, but said he approaches the game differently than Kirby. The rookie lit … Chicago Blackhawks select Saskatoon Blades centre Kirby Dach 3rd overall at draft. Similar to Robbins, it took some time to adjust to being relied upon much heavier in just his second WHL season, but once he began to find it, the speedy winger became a threat with 21 goals for the season, finishing as the team’s second-leading scorer with 64 points, behind only Robins who had 73. The rookie lit the lamp 11 times to compliment 18 assists, and piled up 45 penalty minutes to go with a plus-7 rating. Preview. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. With Dach anchoring the forward group, and Nolan Maier in net, the Blades looked to have the makings of a potential championship team. The key move was made last, acquiring import forward Martin Fasko-Rudas from the Swift Current Broncos. The first of many for Colton Dach #ThrowbackThursday | #BladeCity pic.twitter.com/EtdBXzDopb. “He’s a very smart young man, just like a lot of our younger players, we’re trying to get those guys to play a little bit more consistent pace to their game, play the game quick because that’s where the game has gone.”. “So the next morning, you’re going to practice wondering if you’re getting ready for a game that isn’t even going to be played,” Lazaruk said of the team’s practice on March 12. “It’s very cool, it’s a dream come true,” said Colton after being drafted by the Blades on May 3rd. Colton Dach is a “C” rated prospect, meaning Central Scouting expects the 17-year-old to be chosen somewhere between the fourth and sixth rounds. 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Home » Sport » Colton Dach following big brother to Saskatoon Blades. Four WHL players were given 'B' ratings, including Prince Albert Raiders defenceman Nolan Allan, Edmonton Oil Kings goaltender Sebastian Cossa, Portland Winterhawks forward Jack O'Brien, and Kamloops Blazers forward Logan Stankoven. Korczak is from Yorkton and plays in the W-H-L with Moose Jaw, Sillinger calls Regina home and plays for Medicine Hat while Allan is a Davidson product who suits up for the Prince Albert Raiders. Five WHL players were assigned 'A' ratings, including Edmonton Oil Kings forward Dylan Guenther, Moose Jaw Warriors forward Ryder Korczak, Winnipeg ICE defenceman Carson Lambos, Seattle Thunderbirds forward Conner Roulette, and Medicine Hat Tigers forward Cole Sillinger. A smooth operator when in possession, utilizing his above average vision from the perimeter mixed with the confidence that he can put passes into any spot in the offensive zone with ease. Colton Dach is a “C” rated prospect, meaning Central Scouting expects the 17-year-old to be chosen somewhere between the fourth and sixth rounds. “You don’t want guys to change who they are, that’s when they get themselves into big trouble. What Connects Us! Kirby is currently in Chicago where the third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft gets ready for the Black Hawks training camp, but keeps in contact with Colton.