Phil Di Giuseppe

Aaron Vickers

A power winger with some impressive offensive upside. He skates well with a strong stride that generates good speed and allows him to power the puck to the net. His feet are quick and agile, which also allows him to get in hard on the forecheck. He protects the puck well, works the boards hard and usually wins the puck. He has a hard shot with a quick release that he uses while driving to the net. He is hard to contain for less physical defenses as he keeps his feet moving and drives into dirty areas without hesitation. He possesses a solid frame but could use a few extra pounds and muscle to best play the power game. He jumped out to a really hot start offensively for Michigan this fall and maintained a torrid pace until hitting a second-half slump. Most are not concerned however as he might not have been putting up big numbers during this lull but his two-way game grew and he was still effective in other areas. (May 2012)