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Blades' Dach Set for NHL Draft

June 20, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Saskatoon Blades News Release

Saskatoon, Sask. - Saskatoon Blades forward Kirby Dach is all set for the 2019 NHL Entry Draft taking place this evening (Friday) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dach, a native of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, is the 3rd ranked North American skater on the NHL's Central Scouting final ranking list.

The 6-foot-4, right-shooting centre completed his sophomore season with the Blades this past year with 25 goals and 48 assists in just 62 games. Dach then posted 7 more points 10 playoff contests.

Dach will look to be the first Saskatoon Blade selected in the first round since Duncan Siemens was taken 11th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2011. Other first round draft picks in Saskatoon Blades history include:

- Colton Gillies, 16th by Minnesota, 2007.

- Devin Setoguchi, 8th by San Jose, 2005

- Mike Green, 29th by Washington, 2004

- Adrian Foster, 28th by New Jersey, 2001.

- Wade Belak, 12th Quebec, 1994.

- Richard Matvichuk, 8th by Minnesota, 1991.

- Scott Scissons, 6th by NYI, 1990.

- Curtis Leschyshyn, 3rd by Quebec, 1988.

- Kory Kocur, 17th by Detroit,1988.

- Wendel Clark, 1st by Toronto, 1985.

- Duncan MacPherson, 20th by NYI, 1984.

- Blair Chapman, 2nd by Pittsburgh, 1976.

- Fred Williams, 4th by Detroit, 1976.

- Bernie Federko, 7th by St. Louis, 1976.

- Ralph Klassen, 3rd by California, 1975.

The NHL Draft begins tonight at 6:00pm CST. Round 2-7 will resume on Saturday morning at 11:00am CST.

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