Intelligent but undersized forward with good puck skills and vision. Will need to add pace and improve strength but has enough hockey sense to develop into a reliable bottom-six NHL forward.
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July 2022 – Vidicek was passed over in his first year of draft eligibility. He is expected to return to the Mooseheads for the 2022-23 season. Nick Richard
June 2022 – Vidicek had a solid year playing a prominent role for the Halifax Mooseheads, netting 18 goals and 47 assists in 68 games during the regular season before adding another five points in five playoff contests. He finished third on his team in scoring, behind fellow draft-eligible Jordan Dumais and Flyers prospect Elliot Desnoyers.
Vidicek is a solid two-way forward whose offensive game can pop on occasion. He has great puck skills to go along with good vision and while he has the ability to make difficult passes through layers of coverage to create chances, he is often an understated but efficient distributor. Vidicek skates well but he is more agile than he is explosive, utilizing good edge work to play between checks and find open space in the offensive zone. Defensively, he maintains strong positioning and supports the play well to be ready to pounce on a loose puck or break up a pass attempt with his active stick. Though he isn’t one to shy away from traffic or battles along the boards, his lack of size and strength is often apparent as he can be outmuscled or knocked off the puck rather easily. He has enough skill and hockey sense to impact the game at the junior level but adding strength as he matures will be key to reaching his potential. Vidicek currently projects as a mid-late round pick but has upside as a bottom-six forward at the NHL level. Nick Richard