Zach Budish

Aaron Vickers

A big bodied two-way forward with skill best describes Budish…his hands are soft and he can handle the puck in close…sees the ice well and makes solid plays with the puck…is extremely strong possessing an impressive build…drives through defenders…protects the puck very well with his size and strength…smart in all three zones and reads the developing play quickly…his shot is accurate and with good velocity…his release is split second…he finds open ice when he doesn’t have the puck and makes himself a viable option for the puck carrier… he is a dependable back checker who marks his man and stays with him…makes himself an outlet for defenders… able to quickly nullify opposition with his reach…strong in the face-off department and has good leadership qualities. Weakness: Limited offensive upside due to a lack of creativity…skating needs work as he lacks speed and quickness in his mobility…does not have the aggressive attitude to compliment his immense size. (May 2009)