New York Islanders‘ 4th year defenseman Scott Mayfield(42) is enjoying split time between the two leagues for the first time in his pro career.

He signed a 2-year deal as a restricted free agent that pays him basically equal money wherever he plays.

The big, tough hitting blue liner has played a new best 21 NHL games with the parent club scoring another goal to go with his one from the previous season and a new best 6 assists and 7 points.

As one of the last cuts to be reassigned to affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he’s spent only 23 AHL games scoring 3 goals and 3 assists but has been up exclusively with the big club mostly and since mid-January.

The 24-year old should be able to complete the process becoming a full-time member of the Isles‘ defenesive corps heading into 2017/2018.

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Scott Mayfield(10) Bridgeport Sound Tigers


New York Islanders‘ 2nd round pick in the 2011 draft (#34 overall), defenseman Scott Mayfield(10) is using his large 6’4″ 210 lbs. to establish his shutdown, heavy hitting style of play.

He averaged well over triple digit penalty minutes in two years of USHL with Youngstown Phantoms and slightly under the mark through less games in another pair of seasons at University Of Denver.

He’s very much on track for another season of over 100 pims. In 54 AHL games with affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers he’s racked up 82 minutes with 6 fighting majors to his credit.

The rangy player is also showing an ability to put up points and may even surpass his American junior hockey career highs in goals and assists. He has 3 goals and 11 assists with a +9 rating on a squad that is just over an even record.

The 21-year is signed to a three-year entry level deal through 2016 and will likely get a long look at next year’s NHL training camp as the parent club definitely has to make some tough decisions about their defensive core.