Rasmus Bengtsson

Aaron Vickers

A big smooth-skating puck moving defenseman. Skates well with nice speed and an all-encompassing mobility. Moves from a frontwards to backwards stride very well and has good recovery ability. Has a howitzer of a shot from the point but misses his mark more often than not. Sees the ice well and can make an accurate breakout pass. Has trouble with long stretch passes as they tend to miss the mark. Defensively, he is a work in progress as his positioning and zone reads are in need of improvement. Has good size and uses it, sometimes. Would like to see him be more consistent in his physical play. Needs to add more strength, as he is on the thin side, and work to round out his game. Could be a solid development project for a NHL squad with some patience. (May 2011)