Scott Mayfield
Scott Mayfield
26-Year-Old DefensemanD
New York Islanders
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Once a promising young defenseman, Mayfield is again in danger of finding himself in the press box regularly in 2018-19. But even if he finds consistent playing time, Mayfield's skills aren't parlayed into strong fantasy numbers. A brute at 6-foot-4 and 227 pounds, he's best in his own end as a stay-at-home type. Last season, the right-shooting rearguard provided just two goals and 12 points in 47 games. The 25-year-old is mostly useful to owners in need of hits and blocked shots. Over the last two seasons, Mayfield has averaged more than 1.50 hits and blocks per game. As far as standard leagues go, he will consistently contribute only to PIM, as the American has spent 98 minutes in the sin bin over 83 career contests. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a five-year, $7.25 million extension with the Islanders in January of 2018.
Nineteen points in 79 games
DNew York Islanders
April 10, 2019
Mayfield finished the 2018-19 regular season with four goals, 15 assists and a rating of plus-18 in 79 games.
ANALYSIS
Mayfield is 6-foot-5 and 230 pounds, which makes him the biggest Islanders defender. This will be important in the first-round series versus the Penguins as the Isles are likely to ask him to bang up against Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and every other Penguins forward every chance he gets to try and wear them down over a long series.
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2018–19 Time On Ice Stats
  • Average Time On Ice:
    18:44
  • Average Power Play TOI:
    0:02
  • Average Short-Handed TOI:
    2:19
 
Ice Time
Power Play
Short-Handed
2016–17
0:00
0:00
0:00
2016–17
14:08
0:01
0:01
2017–18
17:51
0:03
1:30
2018–19
18:44
0:02
2:19
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Mayfield will be in a training camp battle with Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech to make the team as a bottom pair defenseman. Pulock may have the edge because of his rocket shot and the fact that he was a high draft pick but in the end the Isles may prefer the physical element that Mayfield brings to the ice. Even if Mayfield doesn't break camp with the team it would stand to reason that when injuries hit the defensive corps, he would be one of the first players called up to replace them.
Mayfield impressed the Islanders during their first-round playoff loss to Washington last season, and could be in a fight with Ryan Pulock to be the team’s sixth defenseman to open 2015-16. The 22-year-old profiles as a stay-at-home defender, after providing only 14 points in 69 games at AHL Bridgeport last season. If he doesn’t beat out Pulock in training camp, Mayfield should be the first call-up from Bridgeport when someone on defense ends up on injured reserve.
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.
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Snaps goal drought
DNew York Islanders
March 10, 2019
Mayfield scored a goal and posted 12 PIM in a 5-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday.
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Healthy scratch Tuesday
DNew York Islanders
February 26, 2019
Mayfield won't play when the Islanders take on the Flames on Tuesday, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
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Best season to date
DNew York Islanders
February 12, 2019
Mayfield is having the best season of his career to date with three goals and 14 assists, while leading the defense with a plus-16 rating.
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Team-best rating
DNew York Islanders
January 17, 2019
Mayfield is tied with Anders Lee and Brock Nelson for the top rating on the Islanders with a plus-14.
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Scoreless in 10 straight
DNew York Islanders
December 24, 2018
Mayfield hasn't registered a point in his last 10 games.
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