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CBJ Top 25 Under 25 – David Jiricek is one of the best defensive prospects in the NHL

Thanks to the 79 readers who submitted ballots in this year’s ranking of Columbus Blue Jackets players under the age of 25. We continue counting down the Top 5 of our rankings today.

#3 David Jiricek


3rd out of 45 eligible players
Writer Rank: 2nd
Reader Rank: 4th
Highest Placement: 1st (5 votes)
Most Common Placement: 2nd (28 votes)
2022 Rank: 5th


Birthdate: November 28, 2003
Birthplace: Klatovy, CZE
Height: 6’3″
Weight: 209 lbs
Position: D
Shoots: Right
Acquired: first round pick (6th overall) in 2022 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets

2022-23 Season

David Jiricek started the season with the Cleveland Monsters, spending much of his debut pro season with the AHL affiliate of the Blue Jackets.