Jordan Kyrou

Aaron Vickers

Kyrou is a wiry, but creative and skilled, winger who blends impressive vision with tenacious drive. He shows great hands and ability to maintain puck possession through traffic; showing determination and fight to get it back if he does lose it. Kyrou tends to lean forward in his stride, but has good speed with a powerful step. Has no quit in his game as he flies down the wing on the rush or chases the puck. He sees lanes at high speeds and has the ability to dish with ease as he moves north/south or east/west. Kyrou can go through stretches where he seems to be doing a little too much with the puck, causing some turnovers. He has shown improved willingness and strength to drive toward the net from the corner, where he can dish a little give-and-go or just drive the puck on net himself. He has a quick little release, but fails to always get his shots through lanes, having his shooting lanes eliminated or shots blocked instead. He plays hard on the forecheck and forces the puck carrier into making silly mistakes or moving the puck quicker than he would have liked. Defensively, he picks up his check on the way back and plays him hard, though this is a little inconsistent at times. He is quick to pressure the points with speed and aggression. Kyrou is strong in the faceoff circle. A real character player, but he needs to put all the tools together on a consistent basis.   (May 2016)