Mikael Granlund

Aaron Vickers

Possesses vision and offensive creativity in abundance. A deft passer who can thread the needle and set- up his teammates in prime scoring areas. Skating is ne as he does get to where he needs to be in ample time. Has agile and quick feet and which makes him elusive to hit or check. Has off the charts hockey sense and is smart knowing how to draw defenders to himself before dishing to an open teammate. Has equally quick hands that can finish with a quick, accurate shot but will always look to pass-first and shoot second. Plays a defensively responsible game and regularly comes back to provide defensive pressure on attackers. Size is his main weak spot as he tends to get pushed around at times and despite a willingness to battle larger opponents. Lacks the strength to truly compete in a more physical environment. Does lack explosive acceleration. (May 2010