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Islanders Draft Central Day 24: Scott Mayfield & Johan Sundstrom

by Dyan LeBourdais / New York Islanders
Scott Mayfield, a defenseman for Youngstown of the United States Hockey League, and Johan Sundstrom, a center for Frolunda, are ranked twenty-fourth on the Central Scouting Service rankings list.
Scott Mayfield

North American Skater
Youngstown, USHL
Final Rank:  24 Midterm Rank:  15
Position:  Defenseman
Shoots:  Right
Height:  6'4" Weight:  197
Born:  October 14, 1992
Hometown:  St. Louis, MO, USA
Johan Sundstrom
European Skater
Frolunda, SWEDEN
Final Rank:  24 Midterm Rank:  17
Position:  Center
Shoots:  Right
Height:  6'2" Weight:  196
Born:  September 21, 1992
Hometown:  Gothenburg, SWE

Each day as we get closer to the June 24 NHL Entry Draft in St. Paul, MN, the Islanders Draft Central will update with a new North American and European player profile. Below, each of the top 30 North American and European prospects will be listed.
May 26, 2011 - 30th in CSS Ranking
Rickard Rakell (North American)
Alessio Bertaggia (European)
May 27, 2011 - 29th in CSS Ranking
Alexander Khokhlachev (North American)
Adam Pettersson (European)
May 28, 2011 - 28th in CSS Ranking
Matthew Puempel (North American)
Sergei Shmelev (European)
May 29, 2011 - 27th in CSS Ranking
Phillip Danault (North American)
Fredrik Claesson (European)
May 30, 2011 - 26th in CSS Ranking
Shane Prince (North American)
Sergei Barbashev (European)
May 31, 2011 - 25th in CSS Ranking
Connor Murphy (North American) |
Alexei Marchenko (European)

Isles Scout Trent Klatt
On Scott Mayfield - Mayfield is a big kid that skates pretty well. He's not afraid to join the rush and has a bit of a physical edge to his game.

NHL Central Scouting's Gary Eggleston
On Scott Mayfield - Scott plays the body well and is physical but not in an overly rambunctious way. He can close off the forechecker up high and is controlled, poised and calm in his play. He plays like a seasoned veteran. Scott has a smooth, strong and effortless stride, his passes are crisp and he sees the ice well. He has a very good wrist shot and controls the play from the point on the power play.

Isles Scout Vellu Kautonen
On Johan Sundstrom - Sundstrom has a good frame as well as good hands and skates well. He still needs to get stronger.
1. Edmonton Oilers
2. Colorado Avalanche
3. Florida Panthers
4. New Jersey Devils
5. New York Islanders
Round 1 - 5th overall
Round 2 -
34th overall
Round 2 -
50th overall
(from Wisniewski deal to Montreal)
Round 3 -
63rd overall
(from 4th round 2010 draft selection dealt to Colorado)
Round 4 -
94th overall
Round 5 -
124th overall
Round 5 -
126th overall
(from two 6th round 2010 draft picks dealt to Atlanta)
Round 7 -
184th overall

United States Hockey League

The Islanders have a history of drafting collegiate players with USHL backgrounds. Prospect Scott Mayfield most recently played for Team USA Under-18 and has committed to playing college hockey at Miami University this fall.

In 2006, the Islanders drafted Kyle Okposo 7th overall. He played USHL hockey for the Des Moines Buccaneers, but then went on to play two years at the University of Minnesota before joining the Islanders.

The Islanders have also drafted Matt Donovan (2008, 96th overall from the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Jason Gregoire (2007, 7th overall from the Lincoln Stars) and Blake Kessel (2007, 166th overall from the Waterloo Black Hawks) from college/USHL teams.

In April, Donovan left the University of Denver to sign an amateur-tryout contract with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and played in the Isles' AHL affiliates' six remaining regular season games. His entry-level contract will kick in at the start of the 2011-12 season.

Gregoire (University of North Dakota) and Kessel (University of New Hampshire) have also decided to forgo the remainder of their collegiate careers opting to turn pro.

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