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Islanders ink D Mayfield to 5-year extension

The New York Islanders and defenseman Scott Mayfield agreed to a five-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, the team announced Thursday.

Mayfield will earn $1.45 million annually as part of the deal, according to multiple reports.

“When I started playing pro hockey it was to win a Stanley Cup & I think we have a good chance here,” Mayfield said, via the team’s Twitter account. “It’s a vote of confidence from the organization, up in the front office down to the coaches & players as well so I’m really excited.”

The 25-year-old has two goals and eight assists in a career-high 29 games this season after scoring nine points in 25 games in 2016-17.

Mayfield, averaging 17:34 this season entering the Thursday game against the Philadelphia Flyers, leads the Islanders with 35 penalty minutes.

–Field Level Media

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