Nino Niederreiter

Aaron Vickers

Hard working and strong with a nice blend of size and skill. Skates decent enough for someone his size and style of game and he has no problem imitating a bull in china shop to get to a loose puck. Never stops moving his feet and generates good speed. Is gritty and willing to throw his weight around. Shot is accurate as well as being an absolute rocket and he disguises the release well. Is defensively responsible and plays a solid three zone game. Is as rugged as any forward available in the draft. Acceleration is slow. His first few steps need refinement as he is rather slow off the mark. Game is not as well rounded than some of the other high end draft eligibles as his playmaking ability is not considered an asset. (May 2010)