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Colton
Dach

Dach’s plays with a long stick and showcases supreme control despite holding both hands high up the shaft. This control, paired with his reach and size, allows him to create a lot of time and space along the wall for himself and teammates. Dach is tremendous at touch passes, quick passing to exit the zone,…

Date of Birth
January 4, 2003
Position
Left Wing
Height
6'2"
Draft Year
2021
Place of Birth
Fort Saskatchewan, AB  
Shoots
Left
Weight
186 lbs
Draft Result
2/62 (CHI)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
May 28/21 Dach Colton 22159 – Saskatoon vs. Prince Albert WHL by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Apr 25/21 Dach Colton 21998 – Saskatoon vs. Winnipeg WHL by Justin Froese View Report
Mar 31/21 Dach Colton 21870 – Regina vs. Saskatoon WHL by Joel Henderson View Report
Nov 18/20 Dach Colton 21335 – Regina vs. Saskatoon WHL by Justin Froese View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2020-2021 Saskatoon Blades whl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019-2020 Saskatoon Blades whl 62 11 18 29 0.47 7 45
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Dach’s plays with a long stick and showcases supreme control despite holding both hands high up the shaft. This control, paired with his reach and size, allows him to create a lot of time and space along the wall for himself and teammates. Dach is tremendous at touch passes, quick passing to exit the zone, and manipulating passing lanes both in stride and at a standstill. He uses his reach and control of the puck from in front to his hip to open passing lanes both on the forehand and backhand. His head is up so he finds teammates so well, and regains possession down low; moving the puck to an open linemate very quickly. Dach’s development curve is very promising. As he gains confidence and becomes more relied on in the offensive zone, he can learn to adapt and maximize his skillset. His added versatility and improved play without the puck are prime examples of the steps he’s taken. While he makes mistakes, he works hard to correct those mistakes with a high level of effort. He tracks back hard, attacks the puck carrier, and shows a real knack for getting his stick in the fray to pluck away possession. He has also become much more willing to use his size for an advantage especially at the net-front. On the power play, he is a nightmare for the goalie to deal with around the crease as he has a great sense of timing on screens and is also effective at pushing off the defender to create space on rebound chances. However, at this point he doesn’t show a ton of dynamism or creativity. His protection skills, hand eye coordination, and ability to maintain possession are positive attributes however he’ll need to attack through gaps more consistently. He appears to lack that extra bit of awareness to project as a true top line forward at the NHL level. Moving forward, improvements are needed is in his skating stride. He has already progressed in this regard as his straight-line speed and leg extension through his stride have come a long way, however, he still takes extremely wide turns when changing directions and his footwork in transitions is quite clunky. His mechanics and weight load are generally sound so with some refinement his skating abilities will be serviceable.

– FCHockey’s 2021 NHL Draft Guide