Gregory Hofmann

Aaron Vickers

Hard working two-way forward who impressed at the World Juniors this past Christmas. Has average size but plays with a much bigger heart. Skates real well with nice speed, agility and first step quickness. Always keeps his feet moving and draws penalties because of it. Attacks on the forecheck and causes turnovers and scoring opportunities because of his relentless puck pursuit. Loves to throw his limited weight around, especially to separate the puck from his opponent and will also take a hit to make a play. Lacks strength but uses what he does have very effectively. Shows some offensive skills and a willing- ness to do the heavy lifting, battling for pucks and going hard to the net. His shot is not very strong but he does get it off quickly. Added strength is needed before he can bring his game over and he is a potential draft day slider because of the unknown NHL commitment when drafting a Swiss prospect. (May 2011)