Patrick Koudys

Aaron Vickers

A no-frills type defensive defenseman. Has a very nice size and frame to add considerable mass to. Skates fine with some decent speed, both forwards and backwards; however, he can get caught when making the transition or when a forward cuts to the middle. Played a safe defensive role this season but does have offensive upside, will likely never be counted on to produce points. Has a real heavy point shot that is a little on the unpredictable size. Makes a strong outlet pass but doesn’t have much puck rushing chops or creativity in his game. A raw underdeveloped defensive game but does show the willing- ness to use his size to his advantage, pinning attackers along the wall and really battling for pucks. Works hard and shows the willingness to be coached which has NHL squads excited about his future. (May 2011)