Joel Edmundson

Aaron Vickers

An enormous physical defensive defender. WHL rookie is another riser up draft boards due to his impressive play in all three zones this season. He plays a real aggressive physical dominant game where he forces attackers to pay a price for challenging his side of the ice. Has a long reach and is pretty athletic despite his skinny frame. Willing to drop the gloves and can handle himself well with the fisticuffs. Sticks up for teammates and is a good character kid. Tries to worry more about keeping the puck out of his zone first and foremost but also has some raw offensive potential. Is still learning all aspects of the game and will likely need considerable time before he is considered pro ready. He will need to add another 40 pounds of muscle to his frame before then. (May 2011)