Austen Brassard

Aaron Vickers

A power forward with some offensive skills. Skates well with good agility, quickness and balance. Can protect the puck well using his large frame, drive it to the net with a defender on his back, snipe a wrister over the goaltenders shoulder or stickhandle with a nice deke around to beat him. Shows no problem using his strength and size to his advantage and then ‘POOF’ …disappears into all aspects of the game for long stretches at a time. Maddening inconsistencies in effort and interest levels along with all the talent he does possess has scouts wondering if he will ever figure it out. So many questions but if he proves critics wrong, he could be a huge steal. (May 2011)