Gavin Bayreuther

Aaron Vickers

An average-sized, smooth-skating blueliner with good offensive instincts. He moves around the ice really well, with solid agility and all-encompassing mobility. He pivots and transitions well. Has a decent top gear, but not the speed to blow by opponents. He likes to join the rush and leads the attack himself when lanes are there to do so. He makes a very impressive first pass and sees the ice well. Hits his forwards in stride on the breakout and puts them in position to make plays. His short-range or touch passes are also areas that aid his team’s attack. Has soft hands and is effective at carrying the puck up ice and into the offensive zone. Is a real asset to a power play as he uses all his offensive tools to control and distribute the puck and displays a strong shot that he gets to the net consistently. His strength is an area that needs improvement as is his defensive play. Lacks physical play and does not use his frame well. (May 2014)