Saskatoon Blades sign top prospect Kirby Dach

WATCH ABOVE: The Saskatoon Blades have signed their top prospect Kirby Dach. As Jack Haskins reports, the second overall pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft didn’t waste any time to show his commitment to the team.

SASKATOON – Kirby Dach didn’t waste any time showing his commitment to the Saskatoon Blades. The second overall pick from the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft came to Saskatoon, liked what he saw, and signed on the dotted line.

“It’s a great organization here,” said Dach, “the dressing room, all of the facilities, it’s top notch.”

Dach comes off as a very focused 15-year-old. His dream is to play in the NHL, and in order to achieve that goal, Dach believes he’ll have to test his mettle in the Western Hockey League.

“I think this will be very beneficial for me to play here for three or four years then play in the NHL.”

“He’s motivated,” said Blades head coach and general manager, Bob Woods. “He knows where he wants to get to, and he knows that we’re a tool that can get him there.”

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Last season, Dach recorded 35 points in 34 games playing for the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers as an under-ager in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. Dach will play one more season of midget hockey prior to making the jump to the WHL at the start of the 2017-18 campaign.