Xavier Ouellet

Aaron Vickers

A playmaking defender who displays great ability to stretch the ice with his passing ability. Has outstanding vision and timing on his passes. Smallish defender has a poor skating stride that will need some work. Has a hard time turning and pivoting as well as slow first steps. Defensively he is at his best when he keeps it simple and plays a strong positional game. You can see that he knows what needs to be done defensively but his feet are holding him back. Does not have recovery ability because of his weak skating. Strong on the PP where he can find open lanes and distribute the puck from the point. With his lack of strength and mobility his professional potential is a real question mark that will dictate where he gets picked. (May 2011)