David Musil

Aaron Vickers

Son of former NHL player Frank Musil and nephew of ex-NJ Devil Bobby Holik, David is a solid defensive first rearguard. Has good mobility despite possessing some heavy boots that hinder his initial burst. Has good defensive awareness and makes the smart play more often than not. Has great size but not the aggressiveness to really dominate the ice with it. He does separate opposition from the puck well and uses his long reach to clog up lanes. Not consistent enough in his game by game effort lev- els. At his best when he keeps things simple and safe. Has a very hard point shot and can see the ice well enough to make strong breakout passes. An able fighter when he is provoked but doesn’t have the drive to play that way to often. Does not have the offensive upside some thought he would develop when he first came over two years ago. Suffered an injury to his ankle that kept him out of the line-up for a month and led to him missing the World Junior Championship. (May 2011)