Dach agrees for four years with the Canadiens

Kirby Dach signed a four-year contract worth $13.45 million with the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday. The deal has an average annual value of $3.36 million.

The 21-year-old forward, who was a restricted free agent, was acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks on July 7 for the 13th overall pick (Frank Nazar) and 66th pick (Gavin Hayes) in the last draft. The Canadians had to give up the defender Alexander Romanov to the New York Islanders to get their hands on the 13th overall pick before sending him to the Blackhawks.

Dach set NHL career highs in goals (9), assists (17) and points (26) in 70 games with the Blackhawks last season.

Drafted by Chicago third overall in 2019, Dach has 59 points (19 goals, 40 assists) in 152 regular season games and six points (one goal, five assists) in nine Stanley Cup Playoff games .

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