Andrew Mangiapane

Aaron Vickers

An undersized, but skilled offensive forward. Always seems to be in the right place to capitalize on an offensive opportunity. Skates well with a fluid stride that generates solid speed. Is agile on his feet, quickly darting in and around opponents with the puck on his stick, but could improve his strength on his feet as he gets knocked around when he engages in physical battles. As an OHL rookie free agent find, he was impressively consistent in his effort and offensive contributions. Sees the ice extremely well, making skilled and creative passes. Mangiapane is a smart player both with and without the puck. Defensively, he plays a smart positional game with plenty of effort. Has a decent shot that has a good release and is pinpoint accurate, but could use added velocity. He works hard to win pucks despite his lack of size and strength, one area in which he will need to make drastic improvements before he can think about the next level. (May 2014)