New York Islanders announced that the team has agreed on a five-year contract extension with defenseman Scott Mayfield. Mayfield, participated in 29 games this season, averaging 17:34 time-on-ice per game and contributing with two goals and eight assists. According to reports, the deal is worth around $1.45 million per year and will keep Mayfield with the Islanders through the 2023-24 season.
“When I started playing pro hockey it was to win a Stanley Cup & I think we have a good chance here.” – said Mayfield about signing an extension. “It’s a vote of confidence from the organization, up in the front office down to the coaches & players as well so I’m really excited.“
New York Islanders selected Scott Mayfield as 34th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. He signed a contract with the team in 2013 and started playing for their AHL affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers. He debuted for the Islanders in the 4–0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in April 2014 and continued to receive occasional recalls. He got to play a larger role in the 2016–17 season, after defenseman Dennis Seidenberg suffered an injury. Mayfield ended the last season with 2 goals and seven assists.
The Islanders aren’t having the best season currently, sitting at the 6th place of Metropolitan Division with 20-17-4 record. At the beginning of the season, the team looked in good shape with 15-7-2, but the last 17 games (5-10-2) put it all to rest. The worse thing is that the Islanders now lost 4 straight and allowed 21 goals. If the team doesn’t pick things up, they are faced with missing another playoff run.