With the Combine behind him, Kirby Dach knows the rest of the NHL Draft process is out of his control. But after a week of interviews and testing, the Saskatoon Blades forward was effusive in his praise of the Blackhawks organization.
"It's their decision to choose who they want and who fits their organization," Dach said. "Obviously, if they end up picking me I would be thrilled to be a Blackhawk."
Chicago will have a tough decision to make if they choose to dip into the pool of talented offensive players with the third pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. Dach will likely be on the board along with Dylan Cozens and skilled American skaters Trevor Zegras and Alex Turcotte.
Video: Kirby Dach on the NHL Combine, Draft
Dach said he will spend the next few weeks in the gym ahead of Draft night at the end of June.
"I've got a busy schedule ahead of me and then obviously going to Vancouver," he said. "You've just got to go there and relax and have fun. That's kind of when you can really step back and think about how far you've come."