Grant Jozefek

Aaron Vickers

Jozefek is an offensive threat and a very dangerous playmaking, pass-first type of guy. His skating is the thing that stands out the most. He is fluent on his edges, changes direction smoothly and moves with power in transition. His ability to control and handle the puck is very effective in advancing it. His stickhandling and elusive hands create space in the offensive zone to get off scoring chances and start multiple breakout plays from deep in his own zone. Jozefek has a quick wrist shot and seems to hit his mark with it more often than not. He’s not an overly physical player as he does not look to make a hit, but prefers to pull pucks out of scrums with his stick and will rarely mix it up after the whistle. He excels in the defensive zone, challenging the puckhandler and getting into lanes very quickly. Jozefek battles along the wall, will drop down to block a shot, take a hit to make the right pass and get his nose dirty from time to time. The Northeastern commit is a team guy who takes care of his responsibility in the defensive zone and finds a way to create offense. He is able to generate multiple scoring chances, and find his way on to the scoring sheet regularly. He really does have solid offensive upside, which will likely carry into the next levels of his career.   (May 2016)