WATCH: Kirby Dach mocks Blackhawks fans after scoring shootout winner for Canadiens

Kirby Dach had the opportunity to stick with his old team and he ran with it.

The Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks went back and forth on Friday afternoon and found themselves in a shootout after the score remained tied at 2-2 after five minutes of overtime. After goalkeeper Sam Montembault stopped Patrick Kane in the second round, Dach had the opportunity to win the game in the third.

Dach came in and fired a shot under the pad of Blackhawks goaltender Arvid Soderblom. As Dach skated to his bench, he looked at the Chicago crowd and made an « I can’t hear you » gesture…

The Blackhawks selected Dach with the third overall pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. He had a strong rookie season, scoring 23 points in 64 games as a 19-year-old in 2019-20, but Dach didn’t make the leap the team was hoping for, as he combined for just 36 of 88 points. matches. in 2021 and 2021-22.

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In the first round of the 2022 NHL Draft, which took place in Montreal, the Blackhawks traded Dach to the Canadiens in exchange for picks No. 13 and No. 66 overall, which Chicago used against Frank Nazar and Gavin Hayes.

Although Dach received boos from the crowd in his first game in Chicago since the trade, the gesture was likely also directed at the team’s front office for choosing to trade him rather than keeping him for their reconstruction.

In 20 games with the Habs, Dach has four goals and 17 points. He was part of the Montreal first line alongside Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki in Friday’s game in Chicago.

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