Tomas Hyka

Aaron Vickers

A speedy, offensively creative forward with skill to burn. Skates well with both that extra gear of speed and quick agility. Shifty and elusive with the puck as his combination of skating and hand skills are some of the best in the draft. Regarded as more of a playmaker than a sniper because of his soft hands and vision. Is absolute money on the shootout or breakaways. Biggest weakness at this point is his lack of ideal size and consistency from shift to shift. Willing to go to the net despite knowing he will get rocked. Defensively he tries and seems to understand who his man is on the backcheck. Again his lack of strength and consistency are factors. Second year draft eligible would have been signed by Philadelphia if allowed after being a post draft camp invite last season. Physically weak and tends to wilt away when the physical game is brought to him. Has had some injury troubles in the past that could raise some red flags. (May 2012)