A type of forward player in hockey that is considered to have excellent skating and stick handling skills and an ability to move through defenders with relative ease. This player also tends to be a very physical player that is usually not afraid to mix it up along the boards or to deliver a hit.
Power forward is more of a description of a style of play than an official name or title. A power forward tends to be a bigger, more physical player than your typical forward. Power forwards usually have the ability to get close to the net with their skill and strength to score goals.