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RECAP: Blackhawks take six in 2019 NHL Draft

See how the 2019 NHL Draft went down for the Blackhawks in Vancouver

by Carter Baum /

VANCOUVER - The Chicago Blackhawks took center Kirby Dach with the No. 3 overall selection on Friday night before taking five players on Saturday, led by Alex Vlasic at No. 43 overall.


3:20 p.m. PT:

Head coach Jeremy Colliton spoke with the media ahead of his first draft as Blackhawks head coach. Read more here.

5:05 p.m. PT:

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has taken the stage to start the 2019 NHL Draft

5:15 p.m. PT:

Tonight as the first-round pick pulls on the Blackhawks jersey, it'll be Amatuer scout Rob Facca's 11-year-old son Louie handing the team's first pick the official colors. Read why here

5:29 p.m. PT:

With the third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft, the Chicago Blackhawks have selected center Kirby Dach from the Saskatoon Blades (WHL)! Full details

Dach, 18, finished third on the Saskatoon Blades with 73 points (25G, 48A) in 62 regular-season games during the 2018-19 season. His 48 assists ranked second and his 25 goals ranked third among Saskatoon skaters. Dach added five goals and three assists while helping Saskatoon to the WHL conference semifinals. A native of St. Albert, Alberta, Dach made his international debut with Canada at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. He finished second on the team in scoring with seven points (1G, 6A) in five games during the tournament. He also helped his country win a gold medal at the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup, registering two goals and five helpers.

Video: Sights and Sounds: Blackhawks take Kirby Dach third


10:15 a.m. PT

The Ottawa Senators are on the clock as the second round is officially underway.

10:38 a.m. PT

The Blackhawks have acquired center John Quenneville from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for right winger John Hayden.

Video: One-on-One: Kuc on Quenneville trade

10:39 a.m. PT

With the 43rd overall pick, the Blackhawks have selected 6-foot-6 defenseman Alex Vlasic from the U.S. National Team Development Program

Video: Alex Vlasic on Draft Day

Vlasic, a native of Wilmette, Illinois, notched 27 points (4G, 23A) in 61 games for the United States National Team Development Program during the 2018-19 season. He also appeared in 27 United States Hockey League contests with the USNTDP last year, tallying two goals and 13 assists. Vlasic, 18, was a member of Team USA's gold medal-winning team at the 2017 World U-17 Hockey Challenge and won a bronze medal at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. He is committed to Boston University for the 2019-20 season.

12:17 p.m. PT

With the 105th overall pick, the Blackhawks have selected Michal Teply from Bili Tygri Liberec in the Czech Republic.

Teply was Corey Pronman of The Athletic's 67th-ranked prospect in the 2019 NHL Draft. The 6-foot-3 forward played for Liberec of the Czech Extraliga and represented the Czech Republic at several international events. 

Video: Michal Teply on being drafted by the Blackhawks

Teply, 18, skated for Benatky N.J. of the Czech Republic-2 League and Liberec of the Czech Republic League as well as Liberec Jr. during the 2018-19 season. He notched 10 points (4G, 6A) in 23 contests with Benatky, two assists in 15 games with Liberec and nine points (4G, 5A) in eight appearances with Liberec Jr. A native of Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, Teply represented his country at the 2018 and 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and scored the game-winning goal in the 2017 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in the bronze medal game to help the Czech Republic to a medal.

12:38 p.m. PT

With the 123rd overall pick, the Blackhawks have selected Antti Saarela from Ilves in Finland.

Antti Saarela was Corey Pronman of The Athletic's 71st-ranked prospect in the 2019 NHL Draft. The forward played for Lukko of the Finnish Liiga in 2018-19, playing 24 games in his native country's top league. Saarela posted 10 points (2G, 8A) with Lukko and represented Finland in international tournaments. 

Saarela, 17, split the 2018-19 season between Lukko of the Finnish Elite League and their junior team. He recorded 10 points (2G, 8A) in 24 regular-season games and played in four postseason games with Lukko. The forward also notched 15 points (7G, 8A) with Lukko Jr. in 21 skates. A native of Laitila, Finland, Saarela represented his country in the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship, tallying a goal and two assists in five contests. He's also skated for Team Finland during the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup and the 2017 U-17 Hockey Challenge.

1:29 p.m. PT

With the 167th overall pick, the Blackhawks have selected goalie Dominic Basse from Selects Hockey Academy in Connecticut.

Basse, 18, a 6-foot-6 netminder, appeared in 23 games with the South Kent Selects Academy U-18 National Program last year. The Alexandria, Virginia native notched a 1.63 goals-against average with a .929 save percentage during the 2018-19 season.

2:02 p.m. PT

With the 194th overall pick, the Blackhawks have selected Cole Moberg from the Prince George Cougars (WHL)

Moberg, a North Vancouver, British Columbia native, spent the 2018-19 season with Prince George of the Western Hockey League where he tallied a career-high 40 points (13G, 27A) in 61 games. His 40 points paced all Cougars blueliners and ranked third among all Prince George skaters. His 27 assists also ranked second among Prince George skaters while his 13 goals shared third. Over three seasons with Prince George (2016-19), Moberg has recorded 52 points (16G, 36A) in 129 contests.

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