Emerson Etem

Aaron Vickers

Great skater with explosive speed, an extra gear and powerful two step acceleration. Skating stance does not look pretty but it gets him to where he is going just fine. Has a goal scorers shot that blends velocity with pin-point accuracy along with a deceptive release. Hands are exceptionally quick and coupled with his nose for the net and vision on the ice make him a very dangerous player in the offensive zone. Is solid on the penalty kill with his speed and overall quickness. Big boom-or-bust potential as he lacks the drive on many nights to succeed. Looks disinterested on many instances and some question whether he has the smarts and hockey sense needed to make the jump to the next level. Is seen as a potential one-trick-pony with his speed and goal scoring ability but not much else which may make him fall on draft day. Needs added strength and to compete more in traffic as he can be shy to physical play at time while other times he is a willing combatant. Lack of consistency is another area in his game that will need to be ironed out. Rarely come back to help out defensively and tends to always be thinking offensive. (May 2010