Adam Helewka

Aaron Vickers

Helewka is a two-way guy who leads by example. He is a strong kid despite his average size.
He skates well, possessing power in his edges. His speed isn’t super high-end, but it’s definitely
at an above average level relative to his WHL competition. He possesses an absolute rocket of
a shot, an attribute that is on display often as he has no problem shooting the puck. The puck
is off his stick in the blink of an eye, wiring it and surprising goaltenders. He also possesses a
dangerous and strong one-timer, and he shows great instincts in the offensive zone regarding
stick angles and lanes. His passing skills are also a big part of his repertoire, including skilled
short-range saucer and crisp cross-ice dishes. His chemistry with teammates and willingness to
use them is clearly evident, setting them up and getting himself into open ice as a passing option
for them to utilize. He also jumps into battles when his mates are outnumbered. Just a good
all-round teammate. He is an alternate captain, playing in all situations for the Chiefs. Overall,
we just see him as a very well-rounded, pro-style winger. Although he is likely never to be a big
point producer, he is a guy who can drive the play up the ice in all situations and be counted on
to not cut any corners and lead by example.  (May 2015)