Jonathan Tychonick

Aaron Vickers

Tychonick is a two-way, intelligent defender…his skating checks off all facets you look for as he is fluid and mobile…generates good levels of speed and displays strong lateral quickness…impressive offensive instinct to his game and he sets up many potential chances thanks to his heads up reads that extend zone time and create opportunities…carries the puck with confidence…dishes timely and creative passes, displaying impressive vision…has a shot that he places in position to boost rebound or re-direct opportunities…knows when to pinch and when to hang back…a smart defender who actively guides the rushing opponent to the perimeter by cutting his man off towards the boards with his positioning and active stick…impressive spatial awareness; for instance knowingly staying out of the goaltenders sight line so that opponents can’t cut in and get a screened shot off…stands up physically despite a disadvantage in size, remaining confident in his ability to read plays and nullify chances with smart assessments…potentially an intelligent NHL two-way top-four blueliner. (July 2017)