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Fantasy Summary

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. A full recovery from the injury could warrant middle-6 potential, but for now he’s got a bit of a hill to overcome.


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March 2021 – It looks like the ACL injuries that Mason Shaw has sustained over the years have not stopped him one bit, Mason is on fire with four points in four games in the AHL so far. Mason Shaw has flashed offensive skill which he uses to create chances in the offensive zone, and He possesses a good shot that he is not afraid to rip. Although his skating isn’t spectacular, he positions himself in dangerous spots on the ice to get high danger scoring chances. Shaw may not translate as a center in the NHL, rather a good middle-six winger upside.  Rayan Tubeec

May 2019 – Shaw was having a solid rookie year in the AHL with the Iowa Wild. His 33 points led all Wild rookies and he helped the team to the playoffs, where he scored a goal in three games, before disaster struck for the 20-year-old. He suffered an ACL injury on his left knee. Surgery was a success and the prognosis is a six-month recovery at a minimum. This is the second season of the last three that has been ended prematurely because of a knee injury. He tore his right ACL at the Wild’s Prospect tournament before the 2017-18 season. Shaw has never been an outstanding skater and this injury will test his patience and perseverance. While he has the tools to work his way into an NHL roster at some point, having significant injuries in both knees can disrupt his development and prevent him from taking the necessary steps towards the NHL over the next year, as the injury can reduce your speed an