2017 NHL Entry Draft

Mason Shaw

MASON SHAWCanada

MINNESOTA • ROUND: 4 OVERALL: 97

 

Previous Team: Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL)

Hockey Draft Central Ranking: No. 75

Vital Statistics

Position: C • Height: 5-8½ • Weight: 180 • Shoots: Left
Birthdate: Nov. 3, 1998 • Hometown: Wainwright, Alberta

Additional Information

Current Status: ACTIVE | STATS
Previous Team: Lloydminster Bobcats (Alb. Bantam/Midget AAA)
WHL Bantam Draft: 2013 by Medicine Hat (Round 2, No. 32 Overall)
WHL Debut: Sept. 19, 2014 (Medicine Hat at Lethbridge)
First WHL Goal: Oct. 3, 2014 (Medicine Hat vs. Saskatoon)

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Quotes from Major Draft Guides

• "Skilled and scrappy, but size and skating ability work against him." (Hockey News Draft Preview)

• "Models his style of play after Brad Marchand and Brendan Gallagher." (NHL Central Scouting Report)

• "Elusiveness in combination with his on-ice vision is what makes him a great offensive player. His head seems to always be up and when he is given space, he makes plays. Coming out of turns and in tight areas are where his most impressive plays are made. When he is bottlenecked or caught in a bad position in tight quarters, he tends to find a way to get pucks to his teammates. Naturally he is a playmaker and will defer a shot if he has an open passing lane. His playmaking instincts in the offensive zone are exceptional." (HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Is a leader on-ice because of how hard he works. That, combined with his terrific vision and skating skill, make him a legitimate candidate to be an undersized, energy guy in the NHL." (Cass Bruni, Scout, HockeyProspect.com Black Book)

• "Impressive athleticism to spin off checks -- upper and lower bodies move independently. Hard to contain, quickly pivots upper body to change angles on defencemen. Phenomenal puck control -- plucks bouncing pucks out of mid-air. ... Puck hound pounces on loose pucks like a vulture." (Red Line Report)