Steven Hodges

Aaron Vickers

A speedy two-way threat. His feet are his best asset as he flies around the ice and is involved because of his ability to get there. Really impresses with his foot-speed and his ability to get through traffic at high speed. Has explosive acceleration and that extra gear to get back or gain separation on the attack. He uses his instincts and speed to create offensive chances. More of a playmaker then a scorer, he used his line mates well and tries feeding them for opportunities. Solid hands and showed that he’s got great vision and awareness in getting players the puck in proper offensive position. On the defensive side of the puck he’s very aggressive with a great stick and shows that he can play physical. He can play a chippy game and can get in the dirty areas. Defensively he needs to commit to paying the price more like blocking shots as he can be a little too passive. Many are concerned about is his strength as he is slim and not developed, but he should have time to add muscle before he makes the jump to the pro level. (May 2012)