Riley Sheahan

Aaron Vickers

A big body that plays a very intelligent two-way game. Skates very well with a smooth fluid stride which generates a good amount of speed but looks as though he is not moving very fast, he lulls opponents into a false sense of slowness then blows by you. Is also strong and balanced on his skates which allows him to protect the puck and his drive to the dirty areas. A natural playmaker, he has great vision and anticipation but it is his overall three zone smarts and always knowing what to do next that make him special. Makes strong accurate passes but also has a decent enough shot that he is not one-dimentional. Has soft hands and can carry the puck up ice and the moves to make it tough for defenders in one-on-one situations. Is just as effective in the offensive zone as he is in the defensive zone. Consistently comes back and supports his defense and physically engages in battles for loose pucks or tying up a streaking forward. Needs to add additional strength to be a consistent physical threat as even though he has decent size he does get outmuscled by kids three or four years his senior.  (May 2010)