Chicago Blackhawks flip Kirby Dach to Montreal Canadiens in 2022 NHL draft night stunner
Kirby Dach, a 21-year-old center for the Chicago Blackhawks, was acquired by the Montreal Canadiens in a shocking NHL draft night deal,
shocking the home crowd at Bell Centre on Thursday night
Two trades combined to produce the deal. Alexander Romanov, a defenseman,
and the 98th overall pick were traded by Montreal to the New York Islanders in exchange
for the 13th overall pick in the first round. After that, they traded Dach,
the third-overall pick in the 2019 draft and a restricted free agent,
to the Blackhawks in exchange for the No. 13 pick and the 66th overall pick.
Dach's third NHL season saw him score 26 points in 70 games for the Blackhawks.