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David Jiricek

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Hockey Prophets Top 32 Prospects For The 2023 NHL Draft

 


Draft Information

A/P ScoreOriginal Draft YearYear DraftedHockey Prophet RankWeighted RankNHL DraftedNHL Draft Team
-2.4220222022356Columbus Blue Jackets

 

Prospect Rank Information

StatusRankA/P Indicated NHL ProbabilityA/P Indicated NHL Points Per Year
Active165%30

 

Player Notes

Hockey Prophets Player Notes
NameNote TypeNoteWriterGame WatchedGame DateDate ViewedGame Number
David JiricekNoteSmooth slide to his right while going backwards, easily cuts off an attempt to go around him,Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteGunther tries to dangle and go around, but Jiricek stops him cold.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteSteps up at the red line to pick off a long head-man pass. Carries to the blue line at speed, passes live, then goes hard to the net. Great play.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteHe's an aggressive defender, closing spaces with intentBrian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteWhen the puck is on his off side, he hustles back to establish defensive position before the play arrives.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteBedard catches Jiricek leaning on the wrong foot, cuts to go around, but Jiricek recovers with a long reach and pokes the puck away. No threat.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteAnticipates the opposing players' intentions so well. He's reading minds out there.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteHolds until the lane appears, then makes a sharp pass to start the transition up ice.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekNoteAnd there's the knee injury I knew was coming. Stepping up to hit Guhle, leg-on-leg contact, and Jiricek's knee takes the worst of it. Too bad.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261
David JiricekSummaryJiricek is the total NHL defender prospect. Good wheels, ability to move lateral and turn with top opposing forwards. He's strong on the puck and along the walls, and his balance allows him to lean into players to negate their options. He's aggressive to attack the puck when that's an option, but responsible and doesn't give up attacks. Moving up ice, he's patient with the puck and goes hard into the attack. He's going to be an excellent NHL defenseman and likely a cornerstone blueliner.Brian FogartyCzechia vs Canada (WJC 2022)12/26/20215/12/202210261


 

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