Brayden McNabb

Aaron Vickers

Thrives in a simplistic defense first role but has the potential for much more…his skating and overall mobility are good and he pivots well for such a big guy…his size is outstanding and he possesses a frame with which to add much strength too…he is aggressive and likes to play the body…can lay an opponent out with a solid hit…the bruising defender is solid in his own zone with a good first pass and solid ability to read the play…he has outstanding reach and good strength that allow him to own the wall…offensively he is not going to run your PP but will contribute with solid breakouts and good transitions. Besides his lack of offensive creativity or puck skills his shot is also relatively ineffective…he needs to add strength to fully reach his potential…he tends to leave his position to go for the big hit even when the opportunity is not there…if he could improve his feet it would make him that much better in his own zone. (May 2009)