Victor Hedman

Aaron Vickers

Size and mobility are an awesome mix…he skates like he is a five-foot-ten forward…great speed and overall mobility…strength is also an asset…possesses good offensive instincts…smart and makes the safe play more often than not…knows pinch and has great two step acceleration that leaves many checkers flat footed…willing to take punishment to make a play…uses his size and long stick well in the defensive zone…has good vision and a heavy point shot. His aggressiveness and assertiveness is a bit hit or miss…not always willing to play the body or battle it out…head injuries this season have raised a couple red flags…defensive positioning needs work as he is currently getting away with poor gap control because of his immense size and reach. (May 2009)