Mason McTavish

Center
Peterborough Petes/OHL
Height: 6’1″/ Weight: 196 lbs.
Mason McTavish

Size/Strength      Excellent
Skating       Good
Shot/Scoring       Excellent
Puckhandling      Great
Physical Play       Excellent
Offensive Play       Excellent
Defensive Play       Good
Hockey Sense        Great
Competitiveness   Excellent

Strengths

1. McTavish is a natural sniper and is one of the better catch-and-release shooters in the draft
2. He’s physically imposing, is very tough to knock off the puck, which aids him in battles along the boards and when carrying the play end-to-end
3.  Knows how to get open and bury scoring changes from around the net front

Area’s for Improvement

1. Needs to work on his offensive consistency
2. Doesn’t do enough to be considered a play driving player at this point in his career

Scouting Report:

Mason McTavish led all 2003-born OHL rookies in scoring and tied-first in points this season (bested only by the 2004-born Shane Wright). Mason McTavish is a big, strong shoot-first center with soft hands and a good feel for the puck on both the forehand and backhand. Playing on the Peterborough Petes, he normally sets up in the high slot on the powerplay; similar to TJ Oshie, McTavish uses his heavy, accurate shot to beat goaltenders. Although McTavish has a terrific shot, he doesn’t only camp out in the high slot; he will get in front of the goalie for tips, similar to TJ Oshie. Mason shows incredible offensive awareness, finding ways to get himself into scoring areas before shooting or finding open teammates with hard, accurate passes. McTavish has a bomb of a shot and man strength already. The potential is definitely there for him to be a 30-goal scorer in the NHL. It is tough to predict where McTavish will be selected in the 2021 Draft because mock drafts have him going anywhere from 3-17, but I think he is certainly worthy of taking in the top 10 if the team needs a pure goal scorer.

Skill:

A natural sniper with an excellent shot that isn’t afraid to go to the dirty areas to score goals

Style Comparison: TJ Oshie

NHL Potential: Top 6 Goal Scoring Center

Mason McTavish Highlights
SeasonTeamLeagueGPGPTS
2018-19Pembroke Lumber Kings U18 AAAHEO U18414779
2019-20Peterborough PetesOHL572942
2020-21Peterborough PetesOHL
Mason McTavish Stats- past 3 seasons

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