Ryan Ellis

Aaron Vickers

Offense all the way…he had incredible vision and ability to create plays from the backend…PP specialist with his cannon shot and ability to maintain the line in the offensive zone…sees all his options and distributes the puck deceptively…poised with the puck…his heavy shot is feared around the league…skates very well and has very good speed…has quick feet and great hand to eye to foot coordination (see WJC play)…plays a physical brand as much as his limited size will allow…solid hit checking technique…a quick stick in the defensive zone which he uses to pry pucks away from attackers…decent defensive positioning…a smart player overall who had the work ethic to match. Size and durability are the major questions for Ellis…he has a tendency to get a little sloppy…defensive positioning and gap control are two areas that need correcting although improvements have already been made. (May 2009)