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Jiri Kulich

Born:Dec 14, 2003Draft:2022 Sabres, 28th Overall
Hometown:Kadaň, Czech RepublicPosition: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, recently playing for the HC Energie Karlovy Vary program in the Czechia premiere league. 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 Buffalo Sabres
Jiri Kulich, Buffalo Sabres (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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. Kulich is committed to playing for HC Energie Karlovy Vary in the 2022-23 season.

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Achievements

  • 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

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