Andy Welinski

Aaron Vickers

A strong two-way defenseman with upside. Skates well with good speed and overall mobility. Does not get beaten off the rush much. Has a long reach and uses it to disrupt plays and close off lanes with his stick. Keeps his check in tight gaps and does not run around the defensive zone. Has the vision to make passing plays and the skating ability coupled with soft hands to carry the puck up ice. Offensive game is still quite raw but is coming along, especially toward the end of the year. Shows good on ice reads and hockey sense. Jumps into the rush more than he did before and does so without hurting his defensive game. Has good upside and needs to continue to polish his game and add strength over the next few years at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. (May 2011)