Trevor Carrick

Aaron Vickers

A defensive minded blueliner who is at his best when he keeps his game simple. Has some speed and agility but lacks somewhat in his first couple steps. Intelligent and effective positioning in his own zone as he reads the play well, always reacts quickly getting where he needs to be. Willing to use his size to his advantage, separating the opposition from the puck or aggressively digging into board battles. Does not jump into the play unless it is clear cut that he is safe to do so. Makes the smart and simple play with the puck, not trying to get too fancy. Has had trouble with his up-ice vision and trying to hit his forwards with stretch passes. Is effective when he keeps his puck possession simple, making crisp short range passes and taking what the fore check gives him. Gets in trouble when he tries to force things and play above his skill set. Has progresses well this season with regards to his puck skill and on-ice decision making. (May 2012)