Brandon Gormley

Aaron Vickers

Extremely consistent and even keeled defender gives you steady two-way minutes in a top pairing role game in and game out. Smooth mobility and moves laterally very well, maintaining solid gap control on attackers. Uses an active stick and occasional body contact to effectively strip attackers from the puck. Offensively has many high end skills needed to contribute. Passing and on-ice vision are highly impressive as he makes solid outlet passes and accurate tape-to-tape plays to streaking forwards. Shows good poise and little-to-no panic when being pressured on the point. Has a decent shot that he gets off quickly and shows an ability to open up shooting lanes with his mobility. Is one of the most NHL ready prospects in the draft because of his on ice maturity. (May 2010)