Cody Donaghey

Aaron Vickers

An offensive-minded blueliner who is best when moving the puck up ice with a good first pass. Skates very well and although he does not blow by people regularly, he is more of a smooth skater who pivots and transitions well moving fluidly around the ice. Handles the puck with skilled hands, showing some solid creativity and the ability to protect it while gaining the offensive zone. Lacks poise in his own zone as he is prone to making the odd brutal turnover by not being hard enough clearing the puck from danger in his own zone. Plays the power play effectively as both puck distributor and triggerman with his solid slap shot. Has good vision and the skill to place precision passes on the tape of teammates breaking out. Communicates well with both his defensive partner and his goaltender. Lacks a physical element to his game, although not due to a lack of size. He gets caught reaching in with his stick too often when he should be separating attackers from the puck with a shoulder. A raw, but still developing prospect. (May 2014)