Andrei Pedan

Aaron Vickers

A big hulking two-way defender. Possesses a powerful long skating stride that generates a healthy amount of speed. Solid overall mobility and pivots for such a big body. Has a good hard shot but doesn’t use it all that often instead looking to dish the puck first. Can skate with the puck as he has some nice vision, hands and poise. Is physical and willing to drop the gloves or lay an opponent out with a crushing check. Uses his physicality and long reach to shut attackers down. Extremely raw yet and will need to gain both experience, strength and confidence before he reaches his true potential. Exploded in the playoffs for Guelph putting up over a point-per-game and stepping up to the forefront in the minds of some scouts. Played well in Germany with the Russian squad even though he lost his cool. (May 2011)