Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DU Recruit Scott Mayfield Receives NHL Props

(left) Scott Mayfield's stock is on the rise with NHL scouts

The Intenational Scouting Service has ranked 2011 DU recruit Scott Mayfield the #22 best North American prospect for next summer's NHL Draft.

Scott Mayfield, D, Youngstown Phantoms
"The big blueliner has been turning heads in every rink he has played in so far this year. A hulking strong defender Mayfield moves extremely well and already has the look of a top level pro. Mayfield will represent the USHL at the World Junior A Challenge in Penticton, BC and will gain even more exposure to NHL scouts. His ability to play in all ends of the rink and be an impact player in all situations will certainly move his name way up the draft list. Few players have the maturity and ability to adapt to the different styles and emotions that a game takes on, Mayfield can without missing a beat. With Mayfield already looking so strong the question will be how much better can he get, but as far as this year’s prospects go there are few players that are this ready for the NHL already."

4 comments:

dggoddard said...

As a point of reference Joe Colborne was ranked #29 in the November 2007 ISS Rankings. Colborne ended up going with the 16th pick to the Boston Bruins.

Anonymous said...

Mayfield:

10 games played, 50 penalty minutes, 6'4" and 200 lbs. Sounds like a big, bad mopho for sure.

Pioneers04 said...

Sounds like 2 years at the max with the Pios

Anonymous said...

All the above written BEFORE Mayfield was MVP of the World Junior A Challenge. Word has it his upside is phenomenal. He sees the ice better than any defenseman his age and that 6'4" frame will easily carry 225 pounds. What on earth is the U-18 NDP waiting for? Shouldn't Mayfield be on the team for the World Junior tourney in December?! Or the one in Germany next year? Can you honestly say he isn't better than half of the kids on that roster (and that's a conservative estimate). Hey Coach Blais: Got anything against a team upgrade?