Josh Brook

Aaron Vickers

A smart play reader who can be a shutdown cornerstone as well as an offensive contributor…overall speed game isn’t flattering but the edge work and quick bursts of acceleration allots him the amount of time he needs to be effective…not a big puck rusher who skates the puck up ice consistently, but with his vision and ability to consistently hit the tape of teammates with hard passes makes him effective at moving the puck…handles himself in a composed manner with the puck and shows patience when making a play out of his own end…capable of keeping his gaps controlled…no stranger to the rough stuff on the boards or at the net front…makes quick decisions…displays smarts in all aspects of the game…eludes pressure by outwaiting opponents and skating to an area of the ice where he can send a solid outlet pass…playing the top pairing defender role will help with his development…has two-way middle pairing professional upside.  (November 2016)