Dysin Mayo
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Dysin Mayo


Victoria British Columbia

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5th round (133rd overall), 2014


180 lbs.

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2010-11: Dysin Mayo skated for the Pursuit of Excellence bantam program in Kelowna, BC. He was selected by the Edmonton Oil Kings in the third round (57th overall) in the 2011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Mayo made his junior hockey debut — playing one game with the junior A Victoria Cougars — and skated for the Pursuit of Excellence hockey academy’s U18 and U16 teams. He played for Team British Columbia in the 2011 Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup. Mayo had an assist in his only VIJHL game with the Cougars. He scored 3 goals with 1 assist and 12 penalty minutes in 14 regular season games and had 1 assist and 6 penalty minutes in five playoff games for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 team. Mayo had 1 assist for Team British Columbia at the 2011 WCCC.

2012-13: Mayo played 42 regular season games for Edmonton in his first WHL campaign — missing all but two games in February — and played for Canada Pacific in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was -3 with 12 penalty minutes during the regular season for the Oil Kings. Edmonton finished first in the Central Division and took Memorial Cup-bound Portland to six games in the WHL Finals. Mayo was +12 with 4 assists and 2 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games. In five games for Canada Pacific at the WHC he had 3 assists and 2 penalty minutes.

2013-14: Mayo was one of three Edmonton defensemen to finish with 35 points or more in his second season with the Oil Kings. He scored 7 goals with 28 assists and was +17 with 50 penalty minutes. The Oil Kings finished second to Calgary in the Central Division and captured the WHL playoff championship, defeating Portland in the finals. Mayo scored 3 goals with 12 assists and was +12 with 10 penalty minutes in 21 playoff games. He had 1 assist and was +1 in five games at the Memorial Cup. The Oil Kings, after losing two games during round robin play, defeated Val-d’Or and Guelph to capture the title. Mayo was ranked 82nd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by Arizona in the fifth round (133rd overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Mayo returned to Edmonton for his third WHL season with the Oil Kings and was the team’s third-leading scorer and top offensive defenseman. He scored 14 goals with 37 assists and was +14 with 75 penalty minutes. The defending Memorial Cup champions finished fifth in the Central Division and lost to Brandon in a first-round playoff series. Mayo had 2 assists and was -4 with 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games.

Talent Analysis

Mayo is a key defender in Edmonton, an efficient, accurate puck-mover. Patient in defending zone his onfidence appeared to grow immensely during the Oil Kings' Memorial Cup run in 2013-14 and he was an offensive leader for Edmonton last season with many of the top players from that championship team gone. His consistency in terms of defending is a concern and will determine his long-term potential.


Mayo attended prospect camp with the Coyotes over the summer and will look to earn an entry-level contract with Arizona during training camp in 2015-16 before likely returning to the Edmonton Oil Kings for a fourth and final junior season. His long-term potential is that of a defenseman capable of providing energy and playmaking from the back line. Whether he is consistent enough defensively to play at the NHL level will be his biggest challenge.

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