Reid Boucher

Aaron Vickers

A smallish deceptive goal scoring forward. Skates fine but lacks high end speed and first step acceleration. Is a tad undersized but doesn’t let that stop him from competing all over the ice. Makes smart decisions, gets to open ice and sees the game different than everyone else. Wants the puck on his stick at crucial times. Can get a quick and hard wrister off from anywhere and make it dangerous. His anticipation is elite as he always seems to be in the right place to step into a shot at key moments of the game. Has great hands, good drive and is an underrated playmaker. Needs to improve his skating and add some more strength but this kid has the natural finishing instincts to play in the NHL next year. (May 2011)