Weight: 200 pounds
Date of birth: June 6, 1998. Maple, Ontario
Position: Left Wing
OHL Draft: Round 1, 2nd overall, 2014 Priority Selection
Mascherin is a leader both on and off the ice having captained of both his Bantam team (Toronto Jr Canadiens) and Midget team (Vaughan Kings).
Mascherin played the 2012-2013 season with the Jr Canadiens and recorded 94 goals and 91 assists in 71 games. The following season he moved on to the Kings and compiled 67 goals and 62 assists in 61 games en route to being named the Greater Toronto Hockey League’s player of the year.
Last season, his rookie season in the OHL, Mascherin played in 62 games for the Rangers, mostly third line duties and registered 12 goals and 17 assists and was named to the OHL second All Rookie Team.
To date, Mascherin has 7 goals and 11 assists in 13 games and sits second in team scoring despite missing 3 games due to the dreaded “upper body injury”. He has registered at least one point in each of his 13 games except October 25 versus Saginaw, the game in which he went down with his injury.
Mascherin has an NHL level shot and is very dangerous shooter in scoring areas. He’s built like a bowling ball and has excellent puck possessions skills. He’s slightly above average in his skating. Mascherin needs to work on his defensive game – and it’s a work in progress. He has shown unbelievable strength in battles along the wall and wins most of those battles.
Last season, Mascherin may have had some issues with consistency but this season it has not poked its ugly head.
Internationally, Mascherin has represented Canada at both the U-17 (Team Gold) and U 18 (Team Red). At the Under-17’s he played in 3 games scoring twice and adding an assist while at the Under-18’s he had 3 assists in 3 games.
He also played for his Kings at the OHL Cup scoring 4 goals and 3 assists in 5 games and in the Greater Toronto Hockey League Team Red at the Under-16 OHL Gold Cup scoring 3 goals and 3 assists in 5 games.
Mascherin made NHL Central Scouting’s list of players to watch as a C Prospect which indicates a fourth, fifth or sixth round pick.
There is no questioning Mascherin’s offensive upside, and if he keeps improving his all around game, he could become a riser in the rankings.
Catch Mascherin’s draft day interview here.
Here is an isolation video while with the Vaughan Kings courtesy of TheScout.ca :