Nicholas Caamano

Aaron Vickers

Caamano is a decent two-way winger who is able to make solid plays in all three zones. He is a good skater, taking long, smooth strides, and can be hard to stop once up to full speed. He also possesses quick bursts and is quite effective on his feet. Caamano displays good speed down the wing to get into a passing lane on the attack, helping to provide solid options on the outlet. Strong on his skates, Caamano is able to push off defenders down low and when driving to the net, keeping the puck out of reach. He has the ability and creativity to make strong passing plays on the attack. The knock on him is that he often puts his head down when he tries to manage and control the puck. Although accurate, his shot would benefit if he were to get stronger and get a little more juice behind it. In the defensive zone, Caamano has a good, active stick, and his positioning on the penalty kill, keeping lanes clear and the shooters to the outside, are strengths. He has a tendency to occasionally be too aggressive on the penalty kill and can get caught chasing the puck. He adapts very well on the backcheck to pick up missed assignments and/or adjust his positioning when others are caught behind. He puts in the effort on the backcheck and has a noticeable commitment in the defensive zone. He has a nose for the net and a blossoming scoring touch. He shows no fear of getting to the front of the net and parking himself there, getting set and ready for a pass or a potential deflection. Caamano is a player who could develop into a solid bottom of the lineup player who can play many roles and provide secondary scoring.   (May 2016)