Brett Ritchie

Aaron Vickers

A big power forward who can shoot the puck. Skates well with some decent top speed but is still working on his balance and first few steps. Hard to control for OHL defenses as he drives the net or works the cycle along the wall. Not a bruising checker nor does he drop the mitts much as his temperament is cool and calm but does stick up for his teammates when needed. Has a good quick stick and a hard accurate shot. Protects the puck well and can be a real threat in the high slot. Can get caught playing a perimeter game some shifts where he is nowhere near as effective. Started to become more physical this year over last but still not a bruiser. Had a rough draft year after coming back from the Ivan Hlinka tournament to start the season injured and then when he started to find his game coming down with a bad case of mono in January. Full of potential and could really surprise offensively in his third Major Junior season. (May 2011)