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17 Year Old Top Prospect Knocked out During Pro Game

Published November 30, 2023 at 12:14
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17-Year-Old Adam Jiricek Takes a Heavy Hit in Czechia's Extraliga Men's League

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Playing as a young prospect in a men's league comes with its challenges. While some players have already matured physically and can handle the demands, others, like Adam Jiricek, may not be quite prepared.

During last night's game, the 17-year-old defenseman, weighing 152 pounds, took a devastating hit from a player nearly 50 pounds heavier and a decade older. The contrast in size and experience was evident.


"Here was the hit on 17-year-old, 152-pound defenceman Adam Jiricek in the Czechia Extraliga by 27-year-old, 201-pound Jan Scotka yesterday. Exhibit A for why you shouldn't rush kids into men's leagues. This wasn't easy to watch."


Health Update on Jiricek



Fortunately, it appears that Jiricek will recover. Here's an update on his condition:

"Spoke with David Jiricek this morning. His brother is now dealing with a concussion, which is bad, but no other broken bones or sprains from this hit ... which is good."


Playing hockey comes with risks and Jiricek found out that you can't put yourself in a vulnerable position during a game.

Jiricek is considered as one of the top prospects for the 2024 NHL draft.

"Adam Jiricek- One of the most exciting top prospects available for the 2024 NHL Draft"


We can only hope that his injury is not severe.

More to come.

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