Max Gardiner

Aaron Vickers

A big guy who really has gotten by on his raw talent so far. Skates well with really strong balance but lacks the breakaway speed his brother and Anaheim first rounder Jake possesses. Plays a physical, hard working game. Hard along the boards and uses his reach and athleticism well to win puck battles. Is smart and sees the offensive play developing well. Lacks the soft hands you want in a prospect of his ilk. Makes life tough for defenders when he uses his size to drive into the zone. Game is full of inconsistencies and his skill level is really not that high. Will have time to work on adding strength and learning how to play a better defensive game. (May 2010)