Marcus Johansson

Aaron Vickers

This two-way threat skates well and has both good speed and fine first step acceleration…he is a shifty player with nice vision and a fine set of hands…he is primarily a pass first player but he can also finish because of his soft hands…very creative in the offensive zone and uses his body well to retain puck possession…has impressive hockey sense in both zones…is very quick to loose pucks and uses a quick stick to separate the opposition for the puck…defensively he plays with good positioning and works hard to play a complete two-way game…tries to use his teammates…fights and wins most of his battles along the wall…his desire to do whatever it takes to win is evident. Lacks the size and strength to be effective at the North American pro level…needs to utilize his  underrated shot more as he can become predictable with his pass first mentality…does not play with any sort of physicality. (May 2009)