Joey Hishon

Aaron Vickers

Outstanding speed and explosive acceleration aid his offensive attack and make him nearly impossible to control for slower defenders. Is a strong playmaker who sees the ice very well and distributes the puck like a wizard. Shot has a quick release and he has soft hands which allow him to be dangerous around the net. Has displayed good smarts and offensive awareness which allow him to be in the play most of the time. Despite his lack of size, plays with heart and is willing to battle it out with bigger opponents. Defensively is an asset as he uses his speed well in penalty killing situations and is smart on closing off lanes and using his positioning well. Consistency issues. Is small and weak which shows through almost every night in the OHL. Needs to pack on considerable strength to both his legs and core if he is going to handle the rigors of the pro game. Has been tagged as a prospect who needs to use his linemates better and one that some games tries to do too much on his own. Needs more originality in his game as defenders have become wise to his tendencies. (May 2010)