Greg Betzold

Aaron Vickers

Betzold is a hard-working winger who plays the game hard. He skates with power and balance along with good top end speed. He’s incredibly hard to stop on the fore- check and consistently generates offensive chances from it. He finishes his checks and loves to get his nose dirty. He hits hard and is willing to drop the gloves. His hands are not the most creative with the puck as he is a dump and chase player not a deke and dangle type. He has a very effective shot he gets off mid-stride and has the hands to finish off plays in close. Betzold shows good vision and makes some surprisingly skilled passing plays though lacks offensive ash or puck creativity, but is a real meat and potatoes, hard-nosed, take the puck to the net type of forward. A good complementary winger for a skilled centre. He holds some untapped offensive skills that just showed ashes of coming to the surface. He’s one guy that could develop over a year or two and have many wondering how come he was drafted so late. He has some good defensive awareness and willingness to play a solid two-way game but needs to bring more overall consistency. Betzold can get into penalty trouble as he can play undisciplined and with high emotion. (May 2013)