Jiricek's playing in the top men's league, for Plzen, in the Czech Extraliga. His offense has been slow to develop at the pro level. At the most recently completed U20 4 Nations tournament he was also held off the scoresheet despite being used in all situations 3GP.
Adam has excellent hockey sense. He identifies his responsibilities, in all three zones, very well.
What's missing, early on this year, is a bit more jump and aggressiveness. He fronts the play defensively, but he has room to attack his check and win pucks more often. Same goes for the offensive zone. He distributes fine, but when he gets a chance to direct a puck on net he needs to 'plan ahead' and release the play to the net quicker.
Remains one of the top defence prospects for the draft. Leans 2-way / Distributor. Needs time.
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|2022-23||Czech Republic U17 (all)||International-Jr||13||4||2||6||-||12|
|2022-23||Czech Republic U18 (all)||International-Jr||14||0||4||4||-||8|
|2022-23||Czech Republic U17||WHC-17||6||1||1||2||-||6|
|2022-23||Czech Republic U18||WJC-18||5||0||1||1||0||2|
|2022-23||HC Plzen U20||Czechia U20||41||12||17||29||10||24|
|2021-22||Czech Republic U16 (all)||International-Jr||4||1||0||1||3||2|
|2021-22||HC Plzen U17||Czechia U17||36||5||15||20||31||14|
|2021-22||HC Plzen U20||Czechia U20||1||1||0||1||0||0|