Kirby Dach

Kirby Dach

NHL — MONTREAL CANADIENS

2019 Third Overall Pick, NHL Entry Draft
2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup Silver Medalist
Social Followers: Instagram, 125,000; Twitter; 25,000
Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

“I have two trades to announce.”

When Gary Bettman stepped on stage and said these all-too-familiar words at the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, Kirby Dach was given a brand new opportunity to kickstart his career.

Three years after being selected third overall, he was the central part of a blockbuster deal that brought the talented young center to the Montreal Canadiens from the Chicago Bllackhawks.

A rare combination of size and speed, the Fort Saskachewan native made his NHL debut at age 18, scoring his first goal only a game later.

Even with a shortened first season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kirby gave Blackhawks' fans a glimpse of his creativity and talent.

As the team’s most valuable player in the playoff bubble, he also helped them pull off a shocking first-round win against the team the grew up rooting for – the Edmonton Oilers.

His rookie season earned him a spot on the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Team, and shortly before the tournament started, Kirby was named captain.

While an untimely injury held him out of the tournament, Kirby continued to show the world why he was given the leadership honour – cheering on his teammates every step of the way from the sidelines.

Poised to breakout and fulfill his immense potential on a promising and talented Montreal Canadiens team, Kirby is entering the 2022-23 season more motivated than ever before.

Motivated to be a young leader and make an immediate impact in the locker room.

And, motivated to show the Canadiens’ fans the player he knows he can be on the ice.

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