Cameron Askew

Aaron Vickers

A versatile forward who can slot into any of the three forward positions. Askew is noticeably strong on his feet and uses his size to protect the puck well. What really stands out with Askew is his physical presence as he plays an aggressive style and gets in the faces of the opposing players as often as he can; refreshing to see a big guy who enjoys using his size and strength to his advantage. Not only is he powerful and big, but he also has very good hands for a big guy and is able to make skilled plays like give-and-go passes and dekes to get past defenders. With that said, however, he is more of a meat and potatoes north/south type player than ultra-creative. Has a good shot as well and is dangerous in tight. Has a bullet release on his snapshot. Can bury a quick wrist shot in-stride off the rush as well. His speed is above average, but his overall skating/mobility will be something that he will want to work on before he moves on to the next level. He consistently wins puck battles down low and in the corners by muscling his man off it or by using his big body to protect it. Defensively, he is solid positional wise, but does not always make the best play with the puck in his own zone. He does cover his man well and reads the play, knowing when to disengage and start back up ice. This kid has all of the tools to be a very good NHL depth player and maybe more if his development continues. (May 2015)