Ryan O’Reilly

Aaron Vickers

A prospect with loads of character and true leadership qualities…does everything well that is needed to be successful…outstanding vision and ability to read plays before they happen…knows were to be on the ice in all three zones…plays a solid defense first game where he supports his defense and has an extremely high work rate…is stealth like in his ability to take the puck off an attacker coming through the neutral zone…distributes the puck with authority and like a pro…makes those around him better…is very effective in the faceoff circle…creative offensively…has an underrated shot…handles the puck with poise and has a wealth of slick moves although he is not a flashy player…has the ability to create something out of nothing. Skating is a major concern for his transition to the next level…slow foot speed and poor technique are main areas that need to be worked on…does not shoot the puck enough. (May 2009)