Mayfield has one goal, two assists and a plus-3 rating in 15 games this season. Those numbers aren't going to jump out at anyone from a statistical standpoint, but Mayfield is a trusted member of the defensive corps for the Islanders. He's usually partnered with the more offensively gifted Devon Toews. Coach Barry Trotz likes that pairing because he can trust Mayfield to take care of his defensive end and allow Toews to handle the offensive load.
Mayfield scored his first goal of the season as the Islanders defeated the Coyotes 4-2 on Thursday. Yes, it was an empty-net goal, but they all count the same. Mayfield isn't on the team to provide much offense as his highest point total was last year with 19, but he is a steady defender with size that the Islanders use to clear the front of their net. Mayfield will continue to be asked to keep the opponents top offensive weapons in check.
Mayfield notched an assist and went plus-2 in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Jets. Mayfield produced the primary helper on Anders Lee's second-period tally, good for the defenseman's first point of the year. He has seven blocked shots and four hits in his first two games. The 26-year-old managed 19 points in 79 contests last season.
Mayfield was dealing with an ankle issue at the end of the 2018-19 campaign, Arthur Staple of The Athletic reports. Mayfield was able to power through and continue suiting up during the postseason, but did see his ice time dip slightly to 18:33 per game for the second-round series with Carolina, compared to 18:44 in the regular season. The blueliner came just one point shy of the 20-point threshold this season and should challenge for that mark in 2019-20.
Mayfield notched an assist and four PIM in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes. It was an unceremonious exit for Mayfield, as the Islanders were swept out of the playoffs in the second round. He managed two assists, 21 hits and 18 blocked shots over eight postseason contests, a stat line that comes as no surprise considering he's typically used in a more defensive role.
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