Jarred Tinordi

Aaron Vickers

A towering, stay-at-home defender who skates well and is willing to play physical. Skating is solid and is blessed with impressive all-encompassing mobility which aids his defensive play in keeping up with the more agile forwards. Is long and lean and uses his huge wingspan with his active stick to contain opposition. Plays with an aggressive edge to his game and is a true leader, which is why he was the US National Development U18 Team captain this year and the U17 captain for the second half of last year. Is patient, smart and looks to make that bruising open ice hit without pulling himself too far out of position. Offensively, has a good point shot and can make a solid outlet pass. Main strength is his defensive zone positioning and reads of coming offensive attacks. Is a true defensive defenseman and will likely be nothing more as his offensive skills as not high end. While he does make a solid outlet pass and has a strong point shot he will never be a point producer at the next level. Has yet to grow into his frame but once he does he will be a physical force. Needs to always keep in check his aggressiveness as he has a high intensity level which can get the best of him at times. (May 2010)