Mark Pysyk

Aaron Vickers

A strong skater with good balance, agility and nice pivots. Has solid overall mobility and doesn’t get beat because of his skating but rather uses it as a tool to angle off attackers to the perimeter and forcing a low-percentage shot or nullifying a chance altogether. Plays strong positionally and uses his stick and body to disrupt the puck carrier. Can carry the puck up ice himself or has the vision and ability to consistently make solid outlet passes. Uses outlets well and is effective in organizing a breakout from his own end. Is far too passive and needs to play with more intensity and desire. Plays with no physicality at all and is often overpowered by even smaller forwards on the boards. Questions about his upside persist as he has not yet been able to dominate against Major Junior competition. (May 2010)