Today we are going to look at some of the top up and coming defensemen of the VHLM. These players are looking to break out and make a difference on the blue line for their respective teams. It will be interesting to watch how these players progress in their first VHLM season.
Erik Summers @Erik Summers
Team: Huston Bulls
Erik Summers looks like he’s working on carrying the puck more and throwing hits less. His excellent puck handling and strength can really help him control the game. This has led to an impressive 8 +/- in 8 games. It’s going to be fun to watch how he grows and to see if he can become a powerhouse playmaker in the future.
Guy Sasakamoose @Cxsquared
Team: Mississauga Hounds
Guy Sasakamoose looks like he’s trying to build into a play making defensemen. His strong passing skills have lead to 5 assists this season. Even though he’s looking to make plays he’s not afraid to use his size. With 20 hits in 9 games it’s clear Guy isn’t afraid to play the body instead of the puck. He’s got the defense skill but seems to be lacking in the puck handling department. We’ll see if he turns into a more offensive or defensive player in the future.
Sven Nyckel @Thatguy91
Team: Yukon Rush
Sven Nyckel is building up to be a great defensive defensemen. In his first 9 games he’s thrown 15 hits and blocked 10 shots. He has a strong checking skill which has lead to a few penalty minutes this year. Hopefully in the future Sven can build up his physical presence and really shut down the opponents offense.