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Jiri Kulich

Born:Dec 14, 2003Draft:2022 Sabres, 28th Overall
Hometown:Kadaň, CzechiaPosition:Centre
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:CzechiaCurrent Status:Top Prospect (Buffalo Sabres)

Jiri Kulich (born December 14, 2003) is a Czech ice hockey player currently playing for the Rochester Americans in the American Hockey League (AHL). He was a member of the Czechia team at the U18 World Junior Championship and was named tournament MVP after finishing with the lead in goals (9). Kulich was selected 28th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft.

Jiri Kulich Rochester Americans
Jiri Kulich, Rochester Americans (Photo by Micheline Veluvolu/ Rochester Americans)

Kulich is known as a smart two-way player that skates well and anticipates play masterfully. He made excellent strides in improving his offensive game in the Czechia league, and led his country in scoring during international play.

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  • Czech Extraliga Most Points by Junior (14)
  • U18 WJC All-Star Team
  • U18 WJC Most Goals (9)
  • U18 WJC Most Valuable Player
  • U18 WJC Top 3 Player on Team