Drew Shore

Aaron Vickers

Has nice blend of size, skill and solid work ethic…plays a complete two way game…he skates well and has good speed as well as impressive lateral shiftiness…owns a nice set of hands and a complementary long reach which he uses to protect the puck…his shot is decent but it is his release that is nice as it is off his blade in a split second…sees the ice well and shows some good puck distribution skills…plays in his own zone and uses solid positioning to take away lanes…a high character player who has natural leadership…solid in the PK role as his reach, size and work rate are all solid. He lacks the top end skating that you would love to see him have and ultimately that may keep him out of the first round…consistency is lacking in his offensive game…his hockey sense has been questioned after the U18 Tournament in Fargo where he played uncharacteristically poor games and many shifts looked lost on the ice. (May 2009)