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Kirby Dach revisited his memorable Draft night experience at the 2019 Blackhawks Convention

by Austin Siegel /

The first decision Kirby Dach made as a Chicago Blackhawk was to put this phone away. At that point though, Dach didn't know he was a Blackhawk, because he didn't see texts from the team's leadership group confirming Chicago was about to make him the third-overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft.

Dach revisited his Draft night experience as part of the 'On the Clock' with Kirby Dach panel at the 2019 Blackhawks Convention, looking back on the Blackhawks Original series that followed the team from the Draft lottery to the moment Dach arrived in Chicago for the first time. 


Video: Why Dach didn't see text from Hawks on Draft night

"I didn't want to [look] like a fool looking at my phone [on TV] and people making fun of me on social media. I just put it away and turned it off and let everything happen as it was going to happen," Dach said. "I saw the text later that night and it made sense."

Be sure to check out the entire panel below and visit throughout the summer as more Convention panels are released ahead of the 2019-20 season. 

Video: PANEL: 'On The Clock' with Kirby Dach

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