Hey now, you're an all-star.
D David Jiricek, the Blue Jackets 1st pick, 6th overall, at the 2022 NHL Draft, is an AHL All-Star. The 19-year-old rookie was recently named the Top Defenseman at the 2023 WJC tournament after leading Czechia to a silver medal. #CBJ https://t.co/V12mnsxp3V— CBJ Public Relations (@BlueJacketsPR) January 11, 2023
In 19 games with the AHL's Cleveland Monsters, Jiricek has posted five goals and 15 assists for 20 points.
Per the AHL, David Jiricek (CBJ) is the second youngest player ever played named to the All-Star game (in modern history).— Corey Pronman (@coreypronman) January 11, 2023
He was also named the best defenseman at the 2023 IIHF World Junior Championship. In seven games for his native Czechia, he scored three goals and four assists for seven points and helped Czechia take home silver.
Jiricek has also appeared in two NHL games this season.