Scott Mayfield

New York Islanders

Fantasy Summary

Big and physical two-way defenseman with defensive mindset.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 4.0
NHL Certainty 9.0
Country USA
Position D
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth November 14, 1992
Height 6‘4”
Weight 200 lbs
Drafted 2011 Round 2; Overall: 34

Observations

March 2019 – Mayfield has taken a major step this season, playing on the top defensive pairing. He has been a big part of the surprising success of the Islanders. With 18 points in 66 games, he hasn’t been a big factor on the offensive side, focusing more on the defensive end. Mayfield has been a great player for the Islanders and is becoming a fan favorite, but he isn’t important from a fantasy perspective. He will get playing time with the better forwards and will score some points, but he will never be an elite fantasy defenceman. Nate Duffett

January 2018 – Mayfield wisely didn’t bet on himself and took a long-term, guaranteed contract of five years and $7.25 million. A massive, right-handed shooting defenseman has to really try to be neglected by the league and Mayfield is no exception. He is a bit of a bully and he’s not very talented, so leagues that reward PIMs, hits and shot blocks could have the 34th selection in 2011 on their radars.  Michael Farkas

June 2017 – Mayfield split the 2016-17 season between the Islanders and Bridgeport (AHL). The 6-4 defenseman is strong as an ox, but doesn’t bring much else to the table. He’ll be 25 at the start of next season and still looks awkward on the ice. His lackluster edgework and balance ought to preclude him from being an NHL regular, as he doesn’t offer enough skill-wise or defensively to not be overtaken by younger, better players. Mike Farkas

July 2016 – Scott Mayfield signed a two-year deal with the Islanders on July 12, 2016. It is a one-way contract, which is significant because Mayfield is no longer waiver exempt. This gives him an edge over Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech to stick with the Islanders full time in 2016-17. Still, there is a real chance Mayfield gets relegated to the seventh defenseman role for long stretches of the season, which will limit his immediate fantasy value. Even when he gets in the lineup, he can only be counted on as a source of penalty minutes. Brent Craswell

June 2016 – Scott Mayfield played 54 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in 2015-16, amassing only 12 points alongside 80 penalty minutes. He also dressed in six games for the Islanders towards the end of the season. He scored his first career NHL goal – a seeing-eye shot from the point against the Sabres on April 9th. Mayfield, however, is known more for his hard fists than his soft hands. Given the depth of prospects on the Islanders’ back end, it is unlikely that Mayfield will ever break through to become a regular with this organization. Brent Craswell

Nov 2015 – Mayfield has been scratched for three of the 14 games for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ games as they attempt to get all eight defensemen playing time for the season. Mayfield has three points in those games. He also has 14 penalty minutes and will likely add more with the season progressing as he finished last year with 173, and the year before that with 129. If called up he will be a cheap source of hits, blocks and penalty minutes and that will be it. Pat Quinn

Oct 2015 – Mayfield was one of the last cuts from Islanders camp and he looks to be one fo the firs call ups for the Islanders should injuries hit. Pat Quinn

Sept 2015 – Mayfield has a chance to stick with the Islanders full-time for the 2015-2016 season. He will likely be battling Pulock for bottom pairing ice-time, however Mayfield would have the inside track as he is much better suited for that type of role. He will not put up many points but he will be a cheap source of hits, blocked shots, and penalty minutes whenever he is in the line-up. Pat Quinn

October 2013 – Mayfield starts his journey as a pro with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL as he was part of 15 players sent down bby the Islanders as the NHL regular season approaches. Mayfield finished with four goals, 17 points and 112 penalty minutes in 39 games with the University of Denver in 2012-13. He earned a six game trial with Bridgeport to end the season and looks forward to a full professional season in 2013-14.  Brad Wilson

April 2013 – After starting his second season in Youngstown, Mayfield was invited to the World Junior-A Challenge where he would receive Tournament MVP honors. In 2011-12 Mayfield was on the first defensive line for the University of Denver as a freshman. In 42-games Mayfield was a plus-five with a team high 76 penalty minutes for the Pioneers. Mayfield is a strong skater, has great size and possesses a natural feel for the game that simply cannot be taught.  On April 5, 2013, Mayfield agreed to terms on a three-year entry-level contract with the Islanders. Sam Friedman


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2008-2009 St. Louis Amateur Blues U18 Midget 62 10 20 30 84 |          
 2009-2010 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 59 10 12 22 145 |          
  USA U18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup 4 0 1 1 4 |          
 2010-2011 Youngstown Phantoms USHL 52 7 9 16 159 |          
  USA U19 WJAC-19 4 0 1 1 4 |          
 2011-2012 Univ. of Denver NCAA 42 3 9 12 76 |          
 2012-2013 Univ. of Denver NCAA 39 4 13 17 112 |          
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 6 0 0 0 2 |          
 2013-2014 New York Islanders NHL 5 0 0 0 7 |          
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 71 3 15 18 129 |          
 2014-2015 New York Islanders NHL 0 0 0 0 0 | Playoffs 2 0 0 0
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 69 1 13 14 173 |          
 2015-2016 New York Islanders NHL 6 1 0 1 11 |          
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 54 5 7 12 80 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0
 2016-2017 New York Islanders NHL 25 2 7 9 35 |          
  Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 23 3 3 6 27 |          
 2017-2018 New York Islanders NHL 47 2 10 12 45 |          
 2018-2019 New York Islanders NHL 71 4 14 18 64 |          

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