Mark Barberio

Aaron Vickers

The minute munching two-way defender had a productive season in the Q. He was able to improve upon his offensive production while also ironing out some wrinkles in his own zone. Barberio is adept at leading the rush or making a good transitional pass. He has a good point shot and used his outstanding vision to create offense. He skates well enough with a long powerful stride showing solid overall mobility and good balance. He plays his position well and finishes his checks. Mark plays in all situations and makes smart decisions with and without the puck. The potential is there for Barberio to become a very good all-purpose defender but much more development time is needed. (May 2008)