Friday: The Wild have officially announced the two-year, two-way contract. Mayhew will earn $700K at the NHL level.
Mayhew, 26, is in his third season with AHL Iowa, the affiliate of the Wild after signing a tryout deal back in 2017 after he finished up his four-year NCAA career with Ferris State. He was a bit of a late bloomer in college and the same can be said for his time in the pros as well.
After being a decent secondary piece with Iowa last season, Mayhew nearly doubled his point total in 2018-19, going from 32 points to 60 in 71 games. 27 of those points were goals, setting a team record in the process. He has also been quite productive so far in the playoffs, leading the AHL with seven goals in just eight contests heading into action on Wednesday night.
Minnesota has rotated quite a few players on their fourth line in recent seasons in an effort to find some extra scoring depth so Mayhew should get a good look at training camp assuming he puts pen to paper on a contract.