Per a team release, the New York Islanders have announced separate contracts for forward Pierre Engvall and defenseman Scott Mayfield. Both contracts will be for seven years, while Chris Johnston of NorthStar Bets is reporting that Engvall’s AAV will be for $3MM. Similarly, Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic reports that Mayfield’s AAV will be $3.5MM.
Engvall, who was acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs at last year’s trade deadline, fit quite well into the lineup after the move to New York. In 18 games played down the stretch in the regular season, Engvall scored five goals and four assists, creating a very stable presence in the team’s middle six. An analytics darling, Engvall transitioned quite well to the Islanders’ defense-first brand of hockey and will continue to do so for the next seven seasons.
Like Engvall, Mayfield also received a lengthy contract term from New York, one that may bode quite nicely for the team. This past season was the best of his career, playing in all 82 games for the Islanders, scoring six goals and 18 assists all while averaging over 20 minutes of ice time per night. Mayfield has become one of the better two-way defensemen on the roster, aiding in New York’s top-10 penalty kill in the league last season.