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Fantasy Summary

Undersized but highly skilled and intelligent offensive winger. Can impact the game with his shooting ability as well as his offensive vision.


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April 2022 – Firkus has had a massive season for Moose Jaw, spurring a meteoric rise in public draft circles. He has been the Warriors’ leading scorer and the second-highest scoring WHL draft-eligible player this season, just behind projected top-10 pick Matthew Savoie of the Winnipeg Ice.

Firkus lags behind much of his peer group in terms of physical development but makes up for it with intelligence and high-end skill. He makes quick reads and can execute plays under pressure, allowing him to efficiently distribute the puck and create space in the offensive zone when defenders close on him. Firkus can still be overwhelmed in physical battles but his escapability and internal clock help mitigate those issues at the junior level. For a smaller player, his shot is a surprisingly potent weapon that he utilizes in a variety of ways. He gets good torque on his one-timers, can quickly string a pass reception into a curl and drag release, and does well to change the release angle on his wrist shot in order to create deception. He has a tendency to stick to the perimeter at times and it will be interesting to see if he develops more of an attacking mindset as he matures physically, but he is still dangerous from the outside, both as a shooter and as a passer. Firkus will need to continue to work on his lower body strength to improve his explosiveness and ability to protect pucks down low but he has no shortage of enticing offensive potential. Nick Richard

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 8.5
NHL Certainty 7.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 29, 2004
Height 5‘10”
Weight 154 lbs
Drafted No

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2017-2018 Lloydminster Heat U15 AAAAEHL U1533 14 1428 10|        
 2018-2019 Lloydminster Bobcats U15 AAAAEHL U1530 33 3265 18|Playoffs4 4 1115
  Team Alberta Blue Alberta Cup5 1 23 2|        
 2019-2020 Lloydminster Bobcats U18 AAAAEHL U1830 10 2434 24|Playoffs5 2 35 18 
  Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL12 1 12 6|        
  Lloydminster Bobcats U18 AAAMacs Tournament4 6 28 0|        
 2020-2021 Lloydminster Bobcats U18 AAAAEHL U184 6 511 10|        
  Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL23 6 814 24|        
 2021-2022 Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL66 36 4480 34