I'm more of a powerforward. I love to hit, I drive the net, camp in front of the net, but can score from the outside too, and score on the odd breakaway. I play the point on the powerplay, and am a penalty-killer. I don't back down from a fight either. I don't put up big numbers, I'm more of a physical, defensive minded winger...
I just play shinny, and since my only real asset is decent skating I usually play defense. And since its shinny I'm always the guy back alone on 2 on 1's. At the end of my shift I'll jump up in the play and do very little haha.
Probably an offensive minded defenseman would best characterise me, but it all depends on comfort level with who you're playing with. If I'm on a poor team I'll focus more on defense, but if I've got good players around me I like to get creative and jump into the rush.
Grinder, not the best hands, not the fastest skater, but I'll win battles in the corners, i get free in front of the net, I'm good with screens and deflections, and I play fearlessly. I'm not afraid to do whatever it takes to block a shot or give up my body for a play. The last game I played was a painful example, I played defense for the first time in awhile, I had about 6+ blocked shots. One hit my foot right on the laces, it's just now really starting to feel better. I caught one between my legs, luckily it was a few inches down from my groin even though I wear a cup, but there are bruises on each of the insides of my legs from that one. Then there was one shot that a guy didnt get all of and I moronically caught it with the inside of my glove. That one hurt.
I just love to play, I leave it all on the ice. I'll be the first guy to get involved in a scrum and the last one to skate away. I'll do whatever someone I trust whether its a coach or teammate wants, I just love it all.
Grinder. Whether it's getting physical along the wall or making defensemen's life miserable in front of the net. Also like puck battles in the defensive end to spring the other winger/center for a breakout.
I am a speedster who is still learning to harness my wheels.
I have game-breaking acceleration that gets me 2 or 3 breakaways per game, but I still haven't developed a scoring touch.
Matter of fact, last week my team was playing for the championship in game 3 of a best of 5 -- against a much better squad. I had 4 one-on-one's with the goalie (3 breakaways and a penalty shot) and I didn't score on any of them. We lost 5-2 and I blame myself for not converting all those golden opportunities.
Ah well, I still backcheck hard and I'm going to work on my shooting. (I've realized that I'm getting too close to the goalie before taking the shot... so amateur.)
Eric Staal typeish (his current form). Play center, work on the boards decently well, throw awkward checks on rare occasions, get goals off rebounds a lot with a wrister from the slot, and can pass pretty well. And fast. Very fast.
Only difference is that I'm Marty St. Louis size, not Eric Staal size.
It does change game to game though, depending on the skill level of those around me. If the players there that week at pickup are all really good, I turn into a grinder with passing.