Mikey Anderson

Aaron Vickers

A physical defense first two-way defender…not a strong skater but adequate and has the lateral mobility to stay with his checks…solid balance and lower body strength…moves the puck up ice with solid passing and vision…has a booming shot and is effective at getting pucks on net…plays a very physical game, and is not afraid to get his nose dirty after the whistles…sees ice in all phases of the game, on the power play, penalty kill, and a lot of even strength time…forces the rushing forwards toward the wall and plays to his strength…best defensive work is done along the wall challenging the puck carrier…menacing and physical in one on one battles…projects to become a stay at home defenseman who takes care of his own end first but also has the potential to move the puck with solid passes…not the sexy pick but a guy who can help stabilize a defensive corps.  (November 2016)