Moose Jaw Warriors/WHL
Height: 5’10″/ Weight: 159 lbs.
Size/Strength Below Average
Physical Play Great
Offensive Play Great
Defensive Play Good
Hockey Sense Excellent
1. Korczak is a great skater, protects the puck well, and has terrific creativity in the offensive zone.
2. He is a prolific playmaker with excellent hands and puck control; Korczak also boasts a lethal shot.
3. Has crafty puck skills, great vision, and hockey sense.
Area’s for Improvement
1. Needs to add to his 159-lb frame in order to become more effective on faceoffs and in board battles.
2. He needs to shoot the puck more frequently.
Ryder Korczak was originally drafted by the Calgary Hitman, but after registering only 15 points in 50 games in his WHL rookie season, he was traded to the Moose Jaw Warriors in a blockbuster trade which saw Calgary acquire Jett Woo. Korczak had a breakout season after getting traded to the Warriors, tallying 67 points in 62 games; he became an important part of a team that was given the ‘A’ mid-season and finished the year as the team’s leading scorer. As soon as Korczak was placed on a line with Brayden Tracey, he found instant chemistry with him, but his production dipped slightly after Tracey was traded away at the 2020 WHL Trade deadline. Korczak is a creative playmaking center with great hands, puck control, and vision; he is also a great skater and has a good shot, which is pretty good, however, he doesn’t use it enough. If Korczak wants to succeed at the NHL level, he will need to add to his 5’10”, 159-lb frame. Ryder Korczak has 1st round potential, but it’s more likely that he falls to the second round.
An excellent playmaker with great creativity, vision, and good speed.
Style Comparison: Braden Point
NHL Potential: Top 6 Playmaking Center
|2017-18||Yorkton Maulers U18 AAA||SMAAAHL||42||12||34|
|2019-20||Moose Jaw Warriors “A”||WHL||62||18||67|