The Hockey News' "Hotlist" ranks a variety of prospects throughout the season. This week they took a look at players attending the 2010 NHL R & D Camp. Most of the players invited are expected to be first round draft picks next summer. Two DU recruits participated in the Camp, Scott Mayfield and Nick Shore.
For most of the media attending the NHL’s Research & Development Camp last week, the exhibition provided insights into how potential new rules would work in a game situation. But since the games involved more than 30 of the best players available for the 2011 draft, it was a Hot List gold mine. Here’s a look at some of the players who stood out and, as always, the ones we can’t wait to see in the NHL some day.
3. Scott Mayfield, D – Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
Already 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, Mayfield has a great frame and he’s also fast for a big blueliner. He knows when to make rushes and was very noticeable during the game for all the right reasons. Committed to the University of Denver in the future, Mayfield also has some offensive pop. Draft eligible in 2011.