Adam Jiricek Scouting Report

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Created: Nov. 11, 2023
Updated: Nov. 16, 2023
Position scouted: Right Defense
Age when scouted: 17
86 P2
Projection: Second Pair
Trending: Future Prospect
Birthday: Jun. 28, 2006
Height: 6' 0 | 185 cm
Weight: 152 lbs | 69 kg
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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2022-23Czech Republic U17 (all)International-Jr13426-12
2022-23Czech Republic U18 (all)International-Jr14044-8
2022-23Czech Republic U17WHC-176112-6
2022-23Czech Republic U18WJC-18501102
2022-23HC Plzen U20Czechia U20411217291024
2022-23HC PlzenCzechia12022-56
2021-22Czech Republic U16 (all)International-Jr410132
2021-22HC Plzen U17Czechia U1736515203114
2021-22HC Plzen U20Czechia U20110100
  • Compete/Consistency: 88
  • Defensive Zone Starts: 87
  • Hockey IQ: 90
  • Offensive Zone Starts: 87
  • Penalty Kill: 85
  • Power Play: 88
  • Physicality: 75
  • Puck Moving/Passing: 88
  • Shot: 74
  • Skating: 86
  • 20%: Compete/Consistency, Hockey IQ, Skating
  • 12%: Puck Moving/Passing
  • 8%: Shot
  • 4%: Defensive Zone Starts, Offensive Zone Starts, Penalty Kill, Power Play, Physicality