(Via the New York Islanders Flickr page.)
By Christian Arnold (@CA_NYHockey)
On Thursday night, following the prospect scrimmage and skill competition, I had the chance to catch up with defensive prospect Scott Mayfield. The 20-year-old played two seasons of college hockey with the Denver University Pioneers before making the jump to pro hockey in the spring.
Mayfield played six games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, registering 10 shots and one minor penalty. In the 39 games he played last season with Denver he put up 17 points (four goals, 13 points).
The St. Louis native isn’t expected to make the Islanders right out of training camp, but could make the decision to send him down very tough on management if he has a strong showing in September.
Below is my conversation with Mayfield on the prospect game, the transition from college to pro hockey and what he plans to work on during the summer:
How does it feel to play in a game situation?
It’s nice. It’s a little different than ...