Nick Cousins

Aaron Vickers

A gritty and skilled offensive forward. Skates real well with good jump, lateral agility and top end speed. Can really control the puck on his stick and has nice creativity as well. Offensively he can shoot the puck and has shown a willingness to go into tough areas for a scoring chance but does not always do so. His size is prohibitive to him playing a physical game but he does show some grit and feistiness. Smart in the defensive zone and can make the subtle play that disrupts the oppositions attack. Sees the ice very well and can make a crisp tape-to-tape pass look easy. Question is can a small and weak forward who looks like he might not be able to add much more strength to his slight frame play a role in the NHL? (May 2011)