Simon Despres

Aaron Vickers

A large and strong defender with good speed…uses his speed well to rush the puck as well as defends his zone…has a good quick stick in his own zone…likes to rush the puck up ice and knows when and when not to do so…is smart and makes hard plays look easy on some nights…has untapped offensive abilities…great passer who hits his mark in stride…very mobile and athletic…reads the play well and knows when to slink deep into the offensive zone for an offensive chance. Battles bouts of bad decision making when his confidence is low…not a physical threat although he has the size to dominate in that regard…shot is weak and often he refuses to use it when he should because of the lack of velocity…a definite project that saw his development stall midway through his season this year. (May 2009)