Joe Morrow

Aaron Vickers

A smooth skating puck moving defenseman who sees the ice very well. Has good speed and the ability to rush the puck up ice. Soft hands, makes good breakout passes who can make a quick transition from defense to offense with the puck. Has an absolute rocket point shot that scares those caught in its path. Carries himself with confidence and plays with a gritty edge, showing a willingness to drop the mitts if provoked. Hits his teammates in stride with strong accurate passes and follows up the play becoming an offensive option. Likes the puck on his stick and has nice creativity and vision when it is on his stick. A raw but skilled prospect with very good pro potential. Has a ways to go in developing his defensive game and learning to stay in good position. He needs to recognize better when the time and space is there to pinch or join the rush and when he needs to play it more conservative and hang back. (May 2011)