|(above) DU recruit Scott Mayfield is expected to be drafted in the first or second round next weekend|
Last month, Mayfield took part in the NHL Draft Combine in Toronto as he continues his journey toward the Draft. He and his family will head up to Minnesota on Wednesday before the draft.
Scouting Report Highlights: [from: HockeyWriters.com]
Mayfield plays well at both ends of the ice, but isn’t particularly spectacular in any area at the young point in his career. Sees the ice well, and has a strong outlet pass. He won’t ever be a premier puck mover, but he will definitely contribute to the offense next year at the University of Denver.
“What everyone does agree on is that Mayfield owns the skills to be a first pair defenseman in the NHL. Also, he uses his 6’4” 200lb frame to play with a nasty edge. He skates well with a powerful stride that allows him to take ice quickly and move well laterally, Mayfield’s 1 on 1 skills were without par at the USHL level including the USNTDP squads. His long reach, good footwork and text book technique made him very difficult to beat.”