Rickard Rakell

Aaron Vickers

Not all that big for the type of game he plays, similar to Tomas Holmstrom in his willingness to battle and gutsy determination. Has decent speed, quick off the mark with good agility, a willing- ness to throw his weight around and compete each shift. Plays an agitating, in your face, aggressive style that you love to have on your team but hate to play against. Can handle the puck, set-up plays as well as finish but lacks the high end offensive talent. Loves to be in the middle of it, digging for pucks and battling with opponents. Plays with good energy, showing some solid work ethic in his own zone. Does not have the best shot nor does he have the ability to beat defenders one-on-one on a consistent basis. Forechecks hard and makes life miserable for opponents with his abrasiveness and can contribute in more ways than on the score sheet. (May 2011)