Nick Shore

Aaron Vickers

A speedy, intelligent two-way centre. US NTDP graduate joined his brother and Florida Panthers draft pick Drew Shore this past year at Denver and after battling some injuries, he started to blossom. Athletic and strong for his size, a great skater with impressive speed and quickness, as well as good first step jump. Works hard and plays the game smartly in both zones. Shows the ability to carry and control the puck at his top speed and play the role of playmaker as well as contribute with a goal or two as an opportunistic scorer. Might not have the biggest pro upside as an offensive player but should be a good useful pro because of his work ethic and hockey sense. You can plug him into your third line and play as a strong checker or on your second line as a complementary offensive player. (May 2011)