Matt Mackenzie

Aaron Vickers

A hard working defensive defenseman who skates well and plays with a physical edge. Has a never give up work ethic and makes many game defining plays. Maintains solid defensive positioning most of the time and keeps attackers to the outside and away from his crease. Uses his stick and long reach to disrupt and has the offensive skills to turn a quick transition. Can make a strong outlet pass and carry the puck but his forte is in his own zone. Needs to add extra muscle and strength as he has the demeanor to play it rough but not always the strength to do so. Shows good smarts on when to pinch and add that extra element to the offensive. Has a nice point shots. Game needs further refinement in most areas, especially foot speed and acceleration, before he makes the jump. (May 2010)