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Fantasy Summary

A strong possession, two-way forward who shoots and hits, but points might not be his strong suit at the NHL level.


Observations

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September 2023 – The 2021 third-round pick w ill not be available for the start of training camp after suffering what appeared to be a leg injury during the Traverse City Prospects Tournament. The 21-year-old winger impressed in a six game stint with the Grand Rapids Griffins of the AHL last season registering three goals and three assists. The Red Wings are expecting big things from the Jackson, Michigan native as it appears he will return to Grand Rapids for the upcoming season, but do not be surprised if he sees a few games in Detroit. He is most definitely worth a roster stash in all dynasty league formats as he could emerge as a multi-category stud. Evan Sabourin 

 

May 2023 – The 21-year-old prospect registered two assists in Team USA’s 4-3 overtime win over Sweden at the World Championships, including a beautiful setup to teammate Dylan Samberg for the game winner. He now has four points in seven games and has been a real force for the undefeated men’s team. Mazur has a real shot to make his NHL debut this upcoming season and is worth a stash on deeper rosters. Team USA advanced to the quarterfinals and will square off against Czechia on Thursday.  Evan Sabourin

 

May 2023 – The 21-year-old prospect scored the winning goal as the U.S. beat Austria 4-1 in World Championship pool play in Finland. He has now recorded two points (goal, assist) in two games for Team USA. Wings Head Coach Derek Lalonde is a part of Team USA’s staff so he is getting an up close and personal look at the former Denver product ahead of training camp. “Great goal,” Lalonde said from Finland, “been excited from what I’ve seen from Carter so far. Obviously a young player. One thing I really like about him is he is a straight line player. He plays through checks, plays through bodies, which is sometimes something you have to teach young kids when they come to our level.” The third round draft choice from the 2021 draft did not look out of place with a six game stint in Grand Rapids this past season, appearing in six games, recording three goals and three assists. Expect the forward to push for a bottom six role this year with the Red Wings, but will most likely start the season with the Griffins and could be a mid-to-late season call up. Evan Sabourin

 

June 2022 – Mazur had a pretty fantastic transition from the USHL to the NCAA. His University of Denver Pioneers took home the championship and he was a big part of it as a Freshman. He had the 4th most ice time for forwards on the team and was 2nd in points per game behind only senior Cole Guttman. Despite this strong production, I’m not sure how well it will translate to the NHL. He was on a dominant and offensively gifted NCAA team that finished 2nd in goals behind only Minnesota State so his point totals may be inflated. Mazur’s ability to translate this offense to the professional ranks will be the next step and I remain skeptical. In leagues that value hits, on the other hand, he will be valuable as he registered nearly two hits per game in under 17 minutes of ice time. Victor Nuño

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 8.0
Country USA
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 28, 2002
Height 6‘0”
Weight 170 lbs
Drafted Round 3; Overall: 70

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Detroit Red Wings Brick Invitational6 3 03 8|Playoffs2 0 00
 2014-2015 Detroit Jr. Red Wings QC Int PW6 1 12 0|        
 2015-2016 Little Caesars 13U AAAHPHL 13U- - -- -|        
 2016-2017 Little Caesars 14U AAAHPHL 14U19 16 925 10|        
 2017-2018 Little Caesars 15U AAA15U AAA67 43 3578 67|        
  Team Kelly USA-S153 1 01 -|        
  Little Caesars 15U AAAOHL Cup1 0 00 2|        
 2018-2019 Little Caesars 16U AAA16U AAA60 35 3065 -|        
  Little Caesars 16U AAAT1EHL 16U8 8 513 10|        
  USNTDP JuniorsUSHL3 0 11 0|        
  U.S. National U17 TeamNTDP7 0 33 4|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL1 0 00 0|        
 2019-2020 Team Kelly USA-S175 2 35 4|        
  Tri-City StormUSHL47 6 713 49|        
 2020-2021 Tri-City StormUSHL47 20 2444 37|Playoffs3 1 12
 2021-2022 Univ. of DenverNCAA41 14 2438 44|        
  USA U20 WJC-20 Cancelled1 0 00 2|        
  USA U20WJC-205 5 27 0|        
 2022-2023 Univ. of DenverNCAA40 22 1537 32|        
  Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL6 3 36 0|        
  USAWC10 1 34 6|        
 2023-2024 Grand Rapids GriffinsAHL60 17 2037 48|Playoffs9 3 58 18 

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