Magnus Hellberg

Aaron Vickers

A huge late blooming goaltender who really shot up the rankings this season after some very strong games in Sweden’s Allsvenskan division. Incredible size at six-foot-five that allows for the shooter to see very little net with that kind of natural net coverage. Moves laterally well for such a big tender and can rob a shooter with his big trapper. Needs to work on some aspects of his game like being more aggressive and challenging shooters, playing angles better as he can loose his net when he comes out and trying not to drop down too quickly as he tends to do. His focus and rebound control are seen as strengths as is his ability to use his athleticism when scrambling for second and third chances. Hellberg would not be getting this much praise if he were six-feet but with his size NHL teams are seeing some real potential there. (May 2011)