Markus Granlund

Aaron Vickers

A small but skilled playmaker. Has some good offensive talent but lacks the offensive sense and elite vision of his brother, Minnesota first rounder Mikael Granlund, although he is definitely the better skater. More of a playmaker than a scorer, he has some soft and quick hands and makes ac- curate, timely passes. Plays the game a little too much on the perimeter even though his lack of size might dictate it. Gets knocked around when he gets into puck battles and needs to add considerable strength. Would like to see him challenge the middle of the ice more often with his good creativity and go to the net even when defenders are there. Shies away from physical play and despite having a good compete level there are just some prices he is not willing to pay. (May 2011)