Darby Llewellyn

Aaron Vickers

Llewellyn is a hardworking, opportunistic scorer who is still defining the upside of his game. Generates solid speed and has good balance. Is hard to contain on the forecheck and plays an aggressive game, battling for space and pucks with a great compete level. Can be prone to making some costly turnovers when he tries to do too much and seemed to lack awareness at times. He has very good offensive positioning, always moving around and buzzing in the offensive zone, which makes it hard for other players to keep track of him while trying to defend against him. Has a hard and efficient shot, and can also make a solid pass to set up his teammates. Not overly creative hands as a north-south winger. Has a big frame with lots of room to fill out, and he needs to fill out quite a bit. He is very lanky looking, and hasn’t yet grown into his legs and feet, which makes his skating stride very awkward looking. A long-term project who will take some time, but could become a solid find. (May 2014)