It was a concussion that forced Kirby Dach to miss the rest of the season.

When emptying his locker on Friday in Brossard, the young forward admitted that it was a concussion suffered in Buffalo on March 27 that forced him to miss the last 8 games of the season. .

“I had some head trouble, headaches that started a day after the game in Buffalo against the Sabres,” Dach admitted. But the medical staff treated me well so that I could resume training afterwards. »

In his first season with the Canadiens, the player obtained from the Chicago Blackhawks in the last draft will therefore have collected 38 points in 58 games.

“I want to continue to build on that, it’s definitely a step in the right direction,” he added. I am very happy with the way my season has gone, and I think I can still do better. I am very excited about the future, especially with this team… we have a good working environment here. »

Kirby Dach has especially enjoyed his evenings spent on the ice with Nick Suzuki and Cole Caufield, and if it were up to him, it is with these two that he will start the next season in October.

“It’s fun to play with these guys… Suzuki is a fabulous player, and when you look at his work ethic, you understand that it’s no wonder he’s so good. As for Caufield, he is one of the best scorers in this league. So it’s very pleasant to play with them. »