Ivan Chekhovich

Aaron Vickers

A small, feisty winger who plays with offensive punch…not overly flashy but effective…displays very good mobility on the ice being able to make quick directional changes in small spaces…a fluid skater who doesn’t seem to have many flaws in his skating strides, despite not producing elite level speed…not a big deke and dangle guy with the puck…biggest asset may be his hockey IQ alongside his on-ice vision…sees the ice really well and can accomplish well timed and creative passes for his teammates…no fear for this offensive package as he brings a good mix of sandpaper and tenacity to an offensive attack…nice touch with the puck and has a hair trigger release…shot is accurate and effective without being overly powerful…defensively, he always seem to be well positioned either to deflect a shot or pass or to lift the stick of the opposite player…keeps his feet in motion, maintaining solid position…consistency in his two-way effort is not always good…has some boom or bust as a future pro scorer.  (November 2016)