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David
Jiricek

David Jiricek is an exceptional two-way defenseman who really helps drive the transition play with his mobility and his puck skills. He possesses a ton of patience and poise with the puck on his stick, using his head to scan the play, oftentimes looking like a veteran well above his age. He rarely rushes a…

Date of Birth
November 23, 2003
Position
Defense
Height
6'3"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Klatovy, CZE  
Shoots
Right
Weight
189 lbs
Draft Result
1/6 (CBJ)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Sep 17/22 Jiricek David 24119 – Blue Jackets vs. Blues PROSPECTS by Donesh Mazloum View Report
Aug 13/22 Jiricek David 24064 – Czechia vs. Slovakia WJC-20 by Joey Fortin Boulay View Report
Jun 13/22 Jiricek David 23967 – Czechia vs. Sweden WHC by Jackson Illes View Report
Apr 23/22 Jiricek David 23781 – Germany vs. Czechia EXHIBITION by Miroslav Simurka View Report
Jan 12/22 Jiricek David 23161 – Trinec vs. Plzen CZECH by Josh Bell View Report
Sep 28/21 Jiricek David 22522 – Plzen vs. Ceske Budejovice CZECH by Miroslav Simurka View Report
Aug 31/21 Jiricek David 22406 – Finland vs. Czech Republic 4NATIONS by Miroslav Simurka View Report
Jun 13/21 Jiricek David 22246 – Olomouc vs. Plzen CZECH by Austin Broad View Report
Apr 28/21 Jiricek David 22012 – Czech Republic vs. Germany WJC-18 by View Report
Jan 8/21 Jiricek David 21545 – Czech Republic vs. Canada WJC-20 by Dylan Galloway View Report
Dec 22/20 Jiricek David 21486 – Plzen vs. Vitkovice CZECH by Joseph Aleong View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2021-2022 HC Plzen czechia 29 5 6 11 0.38 0 49
2020-2021 HC Plzen czechia 34 3 6 9 0.26 13 34
2019-2020 HC Plzen czechia 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
August 16, 2022
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July 6, 2022
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July 6, 2022
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July 5, 2022
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June 30, 2022
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June 27, 2022
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April 5, 2022
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April 5, 2022
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February 1, 2022
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February 1, 2022
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December 23, 2021
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December 19, 2021
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December 16, 2021
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December 2, 2021
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December 2, 2021
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November 22, 2021
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October 21, 2021
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October 4, 2021
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October 1, 2021
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October 1, 2021
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September 26, 2021
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April 28, 2021
Jiricek named Czech Extraliga Rookie of the Year
April 25, 2021
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January 10, 2021
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January 9, 2021
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January 7, 2021
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January 2, 2021
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December 22, 2020
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David Jiricek is an exceptional two-way defenseman who really helps drive the transition play with his mobility and his puck skills. He possesses a ton of patience and poise with the puck on his stick, using his head to scan the play, oftentimes looking like a veteran well above his age. He rarely rushes a decision with the puck, scanning all possible options before delivering a pass. His passing is one of his best attributes, making strong outlet dishes from the defensive zone to push the play up ice. There is not a pass on the ice that he doesn’t feel he can’t make, which makes it even more impressive that he rarely forces a low percentage pass that’ll result in a turnover. His size and high-end skating make him a force at the defensive end of the ice. His ability to defend the rush is top-notch, using his body and stick to maintain solid gap control and easily steer oncoming attackers away from the center lane and completely negating their offensive momentum. Like any young player, there is some mental errors in his game that will start to disappear as he gets older and gains more playing experience and maturity. There are some mistimed pinches at times, leaving him having to race back to catch the play after getting burnt. On occasion, he tries to add some creativity in his game, from a little stutter-step at the blue line to a squeeze down the boards. This tends to end up in a turnover, so he should try to keep his game a little simpler. He projects as a top-pairing defenseman who will be heavily relied on to play in all situations in the NHL. Jiricek has the physical gifts and the skillset to make a massive impact from the back end. It would not be a surprise if he is the first defenseman taken in the NHL Draft.

– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide