Greg Chase

Aaron Vickers

Chase is a hard-working kid who plays a bit of an agitating game and has some intriguing offensive tools. He’s got good feet, pretty good acceleration and above average speed. He is not afraid to drive lanes and create with his speed to the outside. He also possesses decent hands but is not one to dangle his way through a defense with much success, more successful at the chip and chase style game. He plays a simple game, keeps his head up tracking his options and can both make some creative passes or push the puck into open ice. He has a nose for the net and decent wrist shot but would like to see him improve his shot. He has very high hockey smarts as he as an opportunistic player, picking up on the loose pucks and rebounds. He can play physical when he wants to. He will need to be more consistent in this aspect but still works hard in puck battles and can be effective on the cycle and on the forecheck. Despite his good hockey sense and above average tools he is not a dynamic player, lacking a true identity. He can go through stretches of lackadaisical play in the defensive zone. (May 2013)