Erik Gudbranson

Aaron Vickers

A right-handed shooting defenseman with impressive size and plays with a physical edge who can also contribute offensively and is effective in his own zone. Skates well especially for his size with good overall mobility. Has some nice leadership abilities and is a hard worker. Plays the body and punishes attackers with solid checks and will drop the gloves without hesitation if it will help his team. Offensively leads the rush, has outstanding passing abilities and a cannon of a point shot. Sees the ice well and makes the safe steady play more often than not. Defensively, maintains strong gaps and eliminated attackers with solid body positioning and an active stick. Has the best overall potential of all the defenders in the 2010 draft class. (May 2010)