Scott Kosmachuk

Aaron Vickers

A hard working physical forward. He skates well with nice speed and never stops moving his feet. He is aggressive and hard to play against because he plays really close to that line and sometimes crosses it by taking a few undisciplined penalties. He can take runs at opponents and plays a real hard-nosed game. He plays with high energy and good smarts in the offensive zone, winning puck battles and throwing lots of shots on net. He has a knack for getting into the right spot for a scoring chance. He’s able to handle the puck, but it can give him trouble at higher speeds. He doesn’t have the best vision or offensive creativity with the puck on his stick, but has shown flashes of hand skills. He’s a real work horse on the cycle and can generate offense coming off the wall. He comes back on the backcheck and can use his quick stick to pick pockets, transitioning the puck quickly back to offense. He’s not a three zone player at this point as his intensity seems to slow at his own blue line. He’s not a high-end offensive player but he works his tail off for what he gets. (May 2012)