David Jiricek

Height / Weight
6' 3" / 180 lbs
November 28th 2003 (17)
Czech Republic
NHL 2022 mock draft

Was noticeable at the World Junior Under 20 at Christmas time, showed growth by the time he played in the World Junior Under-18. Unfortunately he missed the quarter final game due to injury but easily the best Czech player during the matches. Continues to grow as an on-ice leader and took charge at the backline, winning board battles, clearing the front, and continuing to show terrific mobility for a big man. Continues to develop as a puck carrier and guy who can make a crips outlet pass. The newest noticeable wrinkle is he played the entire tourney with a chip on his shoulder and a big mean streak when you got near his net front. Lots to like about this developing Czech defender.

--Bill Płaczek--