Ben Johnson

Aaron Vickers

A good sized high speed forward. He is one of the best pure skaters in the draft. His acceleration, footwork and speed are very impressive; often generating an offensive chance or drawing a penalty on many shifts. He shows good vision with the puck in the offensive zone; making strong decisions and plays with it. He is elusive in the neutral zone and at his best generating offense off of the rush with his quick wrist shot. He still has some room to grow with his core strength and his ability to play a strong, physical game in the corners as well as with his positional play in all three zones but he continues to show a steep development curve. Not overly flashy hands and does not try to beat the whole team but plays with health amounts of energy and compete. A highly skilled former Michigan high school standout who has changed his game to a more sound two-way style. (May 2012)