Dysin Mayo Scouting Report: 2014 NHL Draft Prospect Profile – Edmonton Oil Kings

Photo credit: Greg Southam | Edmonton Journal

Photo credit: Greg Southam | Edmonton Journal

By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell)

Dysin Mayo
Age – 18
Position – Defense
Height – 6′1″
Weight – 180
Draft Projection: 30-45th overall
OHL Team: Edmonton Oil Kings
2013-14 Regular Season Stats: 7 goals, 28 assists, 35 points, +17, 50PIMs, 63 games played
2013-14 Playoff Stats: 3 goals, 12 assists, 15 points, 21 games played
Stylistic NHL Comparable(s) – Ryan McDonagh, T.J. Brodie
Upside – 7.5/10

Strengths – Mayo is a smooth skating defenseman who is effective at both ends of the ice. Defensively, he doesn’t allow easy entries into the zone and uses good anticipation to intercept passes. He also has an active stick that he uses to disrupt oncoming players, take away the lanes and force turnovers. Mayo’s skating stride is very smooth, fluid, and he gets up and down the ice in a hurry. He’s not afraid to jump into the play to help create offense, and because of his skating ability he’s rarely caught. Mayo does a great job of eluding oncoming forecheckers, and can rush the puck out of trouble and up the ice with ease. He does a nice job of safely carrying the puck into the offensive zone with possession of the puck. Mayo has excellent vision and is a good passer, so once he sets up shop in the offensive zone he’s very tough to defend against. Mayo can quarterback a power play effectively, and is capable of making plays in all three zones. Mayo doesn’t shy away from physicality and throws a good hip check, but he does a good job staying patient and allowing play to come to him. He doesn’t put himself out of position to make a play.

Weaknesses – Mayo would benefit from added muscle as it would help him clear the front of the net and win more battles along the wall, but overall he doesn’t need to change much in his game.

Career Projection – Mayo projects to be a top-4 defenseman who can move the puck effectively, drive possession and play in all situations.

2014 Draft Eligible Prospect Profiles:

Centers

Sam Bennett – Kingston Frontenacs

Jared McCann – Soo Greyhounds

Robby Fabbri – Guelph Storm

Michael Amadio – North Bay Battalion

Wingers

Michael Dal Colle – Oshawa Generals

Nick Ritchie – Peterborough Petes

Nikolay Goldobin – Sarnia Sting 

Brendan Perlini – Niagara IceDogs

Josh Ho-Sang – Windsor Spitfires 

Spencer Watson – Kingston Frontenacs

Eric Cornel – Peterborough Petes 

Nicolas Aube-Kubel – Val d’Or Foreurs

Brett Pollock – Edmonton Oil Kings

Mads Eller – Edmonton Oil Kings

Defensemen

Aaron Ekblad – Barrie Colts

Anthony DeAngelo – Sarnia Sting

Roland McKeown – Kingston Frontenacs

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