Joe Veleno

Aaron Vickers


eleno is an offensively smart, creative, center…explosive skater…quick feet, powerful stride and impressive agility…very athletic…has solid Hockey IQ, impressive vision and playmaking ability…finds seams quickly and is able to create offense for both himself and his linemates…can stickhandle the puck in a phone booth and dance around the offensive zone with strong puck skills…great in tight and able to come out of scrums and corners with the puck…a decent shot that’s accurate, but needs to improve on velocity…will always end up around the net for scoring opportunities and completes every shift…disruptive and effective in the offensive zone at the front of the net, routinely causing havoc for the goaltender…a highly aggressive player….gets in hard on the forecheck…not a physical guy but can land some extremely heavy hits and loves to use his size to his advantage…defensively he competes and supports the defenseman…very skilled, but plays a complete game and does all the little things well…a potential top-line two-way center at the NHL level. (July 2017)