Mark McNeill

Aaron Vickers

The big bodied centre has really moved up the rankings quickly this season. Has great size and frame to build even more strength. Already manhandles other Dub kids with his brute strength. Has very good speed and balance on his feet for such a big guy. Protects the puck very well with his body and strength. Exceptional hockey sense and understanding of his role and duties on the ice. Plays the game with hustle and grit each and every shift. Can be almost impossible to stop coming off the wall and driving to the net for a scoring chance. Has a strong two-way game as he is responsible in all three zones. Strong on the faceoff and is the guy you want on the ice in the last minute of a close game to defend the lead. A willing fighter who had a few bouts before word got around that he was not a guy to mess around with. Plays a pretty physical north-south game where he hits hard and battles for loose pucks. Has good offensive creativity and a hard shot that really compliments his game. Has not shown a great deal of high-end ashy offensive skill but is more of a consistent meat and potatoes kind of guy. (May 2011)