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Fantasy Summary

Strong skater with scoring instincts, intricate playmaking and hints of a power game. Needs to round things out, but could become a solid middle-six power forward.


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June 2024 – Mustard was selected 67th overall by the Blackhawks and will certainly hope to catch up to the NHL level eventually. Pat Quinn


April 2024 – Mustard had definitely hit a bit of a wall as his USHL season came to a close. The dynamic winger has already done everything to prove he can carry pucks and score off of them, but as he started playing more of a team-game Mustard’s flaws came into focus. Primarily, how raw of a talent he truly is and how lacking his playmaking game currently is. To facilitate his passing, Mustard’s trademark speed had to be taken several notches down and he was tunneling in picks and drop passes then he was at saucers through the slot. He struggled to adapt, and he struggled to score, but his intensity didn’t waver. An encouraging sign, that Mustard is able to put in the effort to diversify his game without getting discouraged at the growing pains. Mustard is still very raw and really needs to get a handle on diversifying his offence and being a full 200-ft player, but the reward for a patient team could be tantalizing, there’s a lot to be excited about in the speed, skill and combativeness that Mustard already brings.

April Rankings: 39th

February 2024 – One of the more entertaining players in this year’s draft. Mustard has exploded onto the scene in his first year in the USHL. He’s one of the finer skaters in the draft and can beat defenders with elusiveness, simple dekes, or just raw speed to an unsuppressable level. Not to say he’s all sparkle either, he’s got a lot of upper body strength that he uses to win puck battles, extend offensive possessions or provide some old-fashioned grit. He tends to tunnel-vision at times which leads to him not being the total triple-threat he otherwise would be. Still, he’s one of the younger players in this year’s draft and the progress he’s made is nothing short of staggering. We really might just be scratching the surface of what he’s capable of. 

(Fun Fact: He and Trevor Connelly are both committed to Providence. Defenders in the conference, beware.) – David Saad

February rankings: 31st

Fantasy Upside 8.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Draft Eligible
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth August 16, 2006
Height 6‘1”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted No


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2019-2020 North Jersey Avalanche 13U AAAAYHL 13U30 15 419 14|        
 2020-2021 North Jersey Avalanche 14U AANJYHL 14U17 36 1450 12|        
  Bergen Catholic High USHS-Prep- 3 36 -|        
 2021-2022 North Jersey Avalanche 15U AAAAYHL 15U23 22 1638 16|        
  Bergen Catholic High USHS-Prep- 21 2142 -|        
 2022-2023 North Jersey Avalanche 16U AAAAYHL 16U19 18 1836 27|        
  North Jersey Avalanche 16U AAASteel Icebreaker U165 4 48 6|        
  North Jersey Avalanche 16U AAAUS 16U Nationals4 7 29 2|        
  North Jersey Avalanche 16U AAA16U AAA65 56 61117 47|        
 2023-2024 Waterloo Black HawksUSHL60 29 2756 71|Playoffs2 0 00
 2025-2026 Providence CollegeNCAA- - -- -|