Petr Placek

Aaron Vickers

A big horse of a power forward. Has great size and strength which is seen especially against small, weaker prep players. Skates with heavy boots but can generate speed and is hard to stop once he gets it going. Defenders bounce off him when they try to check the big Czech but even with that advantage he still plays on the outside far too much. Has a great wrist shot that is both hard and quick off his blade. Has some questions with his vision as he can miss multiple open options with passes. Is dominant along the wall in battles and when he does go for the net he is impossible to stop. Suffered a knee injury that really hurt his play in the pivotal draft season. (May 2011)