Antoine Crete-Belzile

Aaron Vickers

A two-way defenseman who thinks quickly and makes simple yet strong plays in all zones…not a guy who will lead many  rushes up ice but does move the puck effectively…makes great outlet passes and effective breakouts…his one-timer is heavy and if improved in accuracy, this could make him a very dangerous point man on the powerplay…skates with good mobility and a strong stride…defensively is where he excels, making strong reads and doing a great job forcing attackers off course and to the outside… plays a physical game and uses his body and his strength to remove players from the puck…despite not being overly big he is tough to compete with in the corners and around his crease…not a hyperactive competitor by nature but instead displays with a calm and composed persona making calculated decisions when to engage his opponent…has middle pairing safe defensive defender NHL upside.  (November 2016)