23-Year-Old Defenseman – New York Islanders
Scott Mayfield Contract Information:
Agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract with the Islanders in April of 2013.
The upper-body injury suffered by Thomas Hickey may open the door for Mayfield to open the season with the team, Newsday reports.
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Mayfield had a short stint with the Islanders last season, appearing in five games, but will spend the bulk of this season in the AHL. He has failed to impress so far in two seasons for Bridgeport and may be starting to lose his place on the depth chart, or at very least, has lost his distinction as a top prospect.
Mayfield is another Islanders prospect on defense but this is his first year out of college and he is ticketed to play with Bridgeport of the AHL. If and when he is ready to play for the Isles, he will give the team some much needed size and attitude on the back end.
Mayfield impressed the Isles at prospect camp this past summer but is still headed to the University of Denver for his sophomore season. The best case scenario is that he turns pro after this year, but that is far from a lock to happen.
Mayfield was chosen 34th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, but will be playing at least the next couple of seasons at the University of Denver. The jury is out onto whether or not Mayfield has a future in the NHL.