Mario Lucia

Aaron Vickers

A gangly limbed offensive winger who can score goals as well as set-up his line mates. Skates well with nice rst step acceleration and lateral busts. Has nice separation speed and can handle the puck making weaving through traffic with his quick hands. Has a nice shot that is both quick off his stick and accurate. Shot will get harder as he adds strength to his weak frame. Thinks the game quickly and has a high hockey IQ. Not much of a punishing player, think more Patrick Marleau type than a true power forward. Will likely never be a franchise player but will likely contribute in the NHL some day. Son of Minnesota Golden Gopher head coach, Don Lucia, Mario is a natural hockey player that just needs some added strength and time to develop his skills. (May 2011)