2017 NHL Draft

Mason Shaw

Medicine Hat (WHL)

Steve Kournianos  |  05/02/2017 |  New York  |  

Profile

Position: Center
Shoots: Left
Height/Weight: 5’9, 180 lbs
Born: November 3rd, 1998 | Wainwright, AB
Nation: United States

The Draft Analyst Ranking:

PRE SEP OCT FEB MAY JUN
59 52 48 49 48

Regular Season

Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SHG GWG PTS/G
2016-17 Medicine Hat (WHL) 72 28 68 96 12 57 5 3 3 1.33
2015-16 Medicine Hat (WHL) 67 17 43 60 -3 72 3 2 0 0.90
2014-15 Medicine Hat (WHL) 23 3 6 9 4 13 1 0 0 0.39
Total 162 48 117 165 13 142 9 5 3 1.02

Scouting Report

Playmaking two-way center with a strong feel for the game who simply knows what to do with the puck on his stick. Shaw is undersized from a physical standpoint, but his heart and effort quickly make you forget he’s under six feet tall. Shaw is an elite passer and phenomenal stickhandler who uses quick movements within tight spaces to earn enough time to carve up a congested zone. He plays with bite and is one of the draft’s better options to bolster a power play. Shaw, who led all first-year CHL draft eligibles in assists (67) and primary assists (43), isn’t a fast skater but his edges and balance are strong enough to keep him on his feet while maintaining full control of the puck. Always looking to attack, Shaw can thread the needle from distances well over the dimensions of a specific zone. His shot is accurate and deceptively quick, and uses a variety of ways to score. Nevertheless, he’s a pass-first center who will defer to a set-up rather than take a low percentage shot.