Mason Shaw

by couching on April 15, 2018



Mason Shaw, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-9

Weight: 181

Born: 1998-11-03

Hometown: Wainwright, AB, CAN

Drafted: 97th overall in the fourth round of the 2017 draft



April 2018 - After missing the entirety of the season with an ugly ACL injury, Shaw managed to earn an ATO with Iowa, where he’s played one game, playing about 10 minutes registering a +1. Shaw has always been a crafty offensive player who needs to up his skating, and a knee injury such as this will clearly will have an impact on his development. It’s hard to gauge at this time where he ends up, but an overage season in the WHL appears the best bet. Look for him to torch the WHL next season assuming he fully returns to form after his surgery. Will Scouch

July 2017 - I’m a big fan of this pick in the fourth round. Shaw has some serious flaws in his game, but he’s undeniably skilled and talented. He was ranked firmly in my late second round, and picking him up at 97 is great return on value. Like Ivan Lodnia, he was a 2.5 primary point-per-hour player at even strength, and landed a primary point on a highly notable 60 per cent of his team’s goals while on the ice. The endorsement of Nolan Patrick as his most talented WHL opponent isn’t meaningless either. This is another pick with huge upside for the small, speedy, skilled center.

He will need to work on his intensity and puck-battling instincts if he is to make the jump, but he will be an interesting project to monitor as he develops. I’m not sold on NHL projectability, and he may end up a winger if his willingness to get a bit gritty increases, but the upside is there. Will Scouch


Fantasy Outlook: C+


While Shaw has significant offensive potential, knee injuries resulting in a lost season rarely work out perfectly, and his development may have taken a major hit. The C+ could easily shoot back up once he fully returns in the fall.







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