Korczak’s spatial awareness is extremely high level, especially in knowing where his teammates are. His ability to pass the puck from multiple body positions makes him a threatening playmaker. His biggest advantage is the deception in his game which masks his average skating ability and lack of leverage in tight areas of the ice where…
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Korczak’s spatial awareness is extremely high level, especially in knowing where his teammates are. His ability to pass the puck from multiple body positions makes him a threatening playmaker. His biggest advantage is the deception in his game which masks his average skating ability and lack of leverage in tight areas of the ice where he lacks strength and explosiveness. His strong off-puck movement and ability to play with speed changes as he works a route allows him to be efficient between checks. Korczak often puts himself in strong scenarios to retrieve pucks and when he does come into possession seems to have a plan for a follow up move. He’s more of a subtle manipulator than an expressive skill player and will try to leverage scenarios to his advantage rather than force a situation. His shot mechanics are on the right path to allow him to be a more effective shooter as he’s able to get pucks quickly to his hip and he’s generating efficient down force but needs to find consistency with picking his spots. He has a strong competitive nature but sometimes in 50/50 battles he seems to relent and just not have the edge to grind out plays. He’s not a premier defender by any stretch but he uses pre-scans consistently and puts himself in spots above pucks where he can make a short range approach to limit a chance and move pucks out of danger. Korczak’s constantly adjusting, moving, and surveying the ice in order to be part of the play. His edgework is fantastic so he’s able to pounce on loose pucks faster and start breakouts. He’s able to change direction quickly and anticipate passes defensively in order to break up plays. His frame and his strength are certainly lacking. There is explosiveness to his acceleration but it can improve to fully create space off the rush. His hand-eye coordination defensively is something lacking too, as players will pass pucks by him. He watches the play a bit too much and looks for the easy exit transitions when pucks squirt free. On the forecheck, he closes gaps well but then circles to the sides instead of consistently finishing checks or being assertive. He doesn’t necessarily create turnovers as much as he just puts himself in great position to capitalize on loose pucks.