Maxim Shalunov

Aaron Vickers

The classic Russian enigmatic forward. You never know what you will see with this kid, one game he dominates with a non-stop motor while the next he is completely invisible. Has real nice size, soft hands and skates very well. Has a nice top speed, good balance and agility. Possesses a goal scorers shot that are dangerous because of its velocity and firecracker release. Can be hard to handle down around the net or when he is engaged in battles along the wall but his work ethic is poor and his intensity ranges from all in to not interested. Can go through stretches where he can be a liability with undisciplined play. Do not expect him to play in his own zone as he rarely makes it south of his own blue line. Could be a top prospect if he can ever get his ho-hum attitude re-adjusted. (May 2011)