Charles-Olivier Roussel

Aaron Vickers

Plays a game that incorporates everything you want in a defender as he can skate, shoot, play physical and is solid in his own zone…has a fluid skating stride and very good overall mobility…possesses great strength against opposition at this level…plays with an edge and is a danger to deliver the open ice hit…joins the rush regularly and has underrated puck distribution skills…has a decent shot…defensively he displays solid positioning and angles attackers to the wall or just knocks them off the puck with bruit strength. His game has too much inconsistency to it as he never plays the same type of shift consecutively…not blessed with great natural offensive creativity…a little slow in his own zone on some plays…needs to add more strength to his legs…gets caught playing the puck and can be beat with slick moves as his stick is not as quick as his opposition…needs to close his gaps quicker. (May 2009)