Mayfield leaves Denver

Denver sophomore defenseman Scott Mayfield has signed a three-year contract with the New York Islanders, giving up his final two years of college eligibility.

The move was expected even before DU fired coach George Gwozdecky, but the change of coaches may have solidified it. Mayfield has been critical of Gwozdecky’s ousting on Twitter.

Mayfield, one of the best two-way defensemen in the league, had four goals and 17 points in 39 games for the Pioneers.

The Los Angeles Kings also have expressed interest in signing DU forward Nick Shore.

NCHC EARLY SIGNINGS

Denver (1)
Scott Mayfield, so, D, New York Islanders

Minnesota Duluth (1)
Chris Casto, so, D, Boston Bruins

Nebraska Omaha (1)
Andrej Sustr, jr, D, Tampa Bay Lightning

North Dakota (1)
Derek Forbort, jr, D, Los Angeles Kings

Western Michigan (1)
Danny DeKeyser, jr, D, Detroit Red Wings

BIG TEN EARLY SIGNINGS

Michigan (2)
Jacob Trouba, fr, D, Winnipeg Jets
Jon Merrill, jr, D, New Jersey Devils

Minnesota (3)
Nate Schmidt, jr, D, Washington Capitals
Zach Budish, jr, F, Nashville Predators
Nick Bjugstad, jr, F, Florida Panthers

Ohio State (1)
Chris Crane, jr, F, San Jose Sharks

8 thoughts on “Mayfield leaves Denver

    • I’ve been waiting for a second source to confirm it. Everyone is basing their reports on one tweet right now. I’m guessing it’s true because Alt hasn’t come out and denied it yet, but I’d still like a second source.

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