Joachim Nermark

Aaron Vickers

A smart two-way hockey player. Skates well but lacks separation speed and quick lateral cuts. Has a good amount of sense in all three zones and the vision of a strong playmaker. Can thread the needle with a sharp pass through traffic and can also finish with a strong and quick wrist shot. Has a real nose for the net. Can carry the puck with good quick hands and can beat defenders one-on-one. Shows some ashes of creativity but does not always try to make a play, instead he just takes what is given off of opponents. At his best when playing with drive and determination, which he was not consistently doing this year. Fell down the draft rankings as the season progressed, unable to replicate his offensive performance with 12 points in five games that earned him rave reviews in Slovakia at the summers Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament. (May 2011)