Blackhawks’ Kirby Dach to remain with team for ‘foreseeable future’

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Chicago Blackhawks' Kirby Dach (77) celebrates his first NHL goal, during the first period of the team's hockey game against the Vegas Golden Knights. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

The Chicago Blackhawks have confirmed that Kirby Dach will remain in the NHL for the “foreseeable future” and will not be returned to his junior club this season.

Head coach Jeremy Colliton said the third overall pick from the 2019 NHL draft has been a bright spot for the club this season.

“He immediately showed he was comfortable in this league,” Colliton told reporters.

“It’s thrilling and exciting for me, it’s something dreamed about my whole life,” said Dach about staying with the team. “I came into camp wanting to make this team and pushing to make it. To finally get that recognition from Jeremy [Colliton] and the management group is thrilling.”

In six games with the Blackhawks this season, the 18-year-old has a goal and an assist while playing 11:50 TOI. Once Dach plays more than nine games in the NHL, he will burn a year on his NHL contract.

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