Sean Couturier

Aaron Vickers

Possesses very impressive height and an imposing frame to continue to build strength upon. Should top out at about six-foot-five and 225-pounds in the NHL as a two-way centre and top penalty killer. Skating is not as bad as most media have made it out to be. Gets to where he needs to, when he needs to. Protects the puck extremely well with his soft hands and frame. Sees the ice better than most and is a superb playmaker, dishing passes that are accurate and timely. Has nice hockey sense and is very defensively aware even when he goes on the offensive attack. Competes in all three zones and wins most puck battles, offensively and defensively. Shot is an absolute rocket although he tends to gravitate to being more of a set-up guy who looks for the open man before unleashing his cannon as a second option. (May 2011)