Emil Djuse

Aaron Vickers

Djuse is a bright young defenseman with good offensive upside. He moves very well with good speed, excellent lateral agility and strong pivots. He can keep up to the quickest of offensive water bugs as his feet are solid. He handles the puck well making quick cuts and turns with both his feet and hands to elude forecheckers as he exits the zone and skates through the neutral zone. He sees the ice very well and makes skilled plays with the puck. His passing ability is strong as he makes accurate stretch passes and quickly finds his options. His reads in both his own zone and when to join the attack are solid. He drives down deep into the offensive zone to keeping offensive pressure on his opponents. He can uncork his strong point shot that he gets on net consistently and while he will not blast many bombs by the goaltender, he can sneak in from the point and hammer a one-timer home from time-to-time. Despite his smarts, solid reads and quick stick defensively he can be overpowered and knocked off the puck along the wall or when he is trying to clear his zone. His only real drawbacks are that he is an older draft eligible and that with his size and past injuries, you wonder about his durability. (May 2013)