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Mason
McTavish
Player Profile
Position
Center
Team
Peterborough Petes
League
ohl
Height
6'1"
Weight
196 lbs
Place of Birth
Zurich, CHE  

McTavish was able to get into a few games in Switzerland’s second-tier SL before the OHL season gets started again, and while he didn’t produce eye-popping stats, he showed he could handle the pace and physicality of pro hockey. He is a physically mature centre, showing great power and balance in his strides while being tough to knock off the puck under heavy pressure. While he doesn’t have great foot speed or top-end acceleration, he gets to his spots efficiently thanks to his great vision and he doesn’t struggle to keep up with the pace of play at the pro level. He has a knack for weaving through traffic to find open ice in the home plate area, and his lightning-quick release and heavy snapshot make him a goal scoring threat on any broken plays or turnovers near the net. While his patience with the puck and vision allows him to exit the defensive zone under pressure, his lack of high-end speed limits him through the neutral zone and he doesn’t carry the puck in transition that often. This can lead to hurried decisions with the puck and turnovers in the neutral zone. He shows good instincts in the offensive zone, moving the puck quickly and driving play towards the high-danger areas. He’s strong on the puck in board battles, making him effective below the goal line in his own zone as well as creating havoc on the forecheck. He shows good positional awareness on defense, supporting his defenders on the breakout and using an active stick to take away shooting lanes from opponents in the slot area. Overall, a smart and skilled pivot who has consistently been a scoring threat at every stop he’s played, but will need to improve his decision-making in transition and burst in his stride if he wants to be a top-six centre at the professional level.

Joseph Aleong
Scout Profile

Game Results

February 4, 2021
EHC Olten
1
Ajoie
3

Player Report

Skating 6
Shooting 8
Puckhandling 6
Playmaking 6
Offensive Awareness 7
Defensive Awareness 6
Compete 7

Mason McTavish's Reports

May 14/21 Mason McTavish 2850 – Sweden vs. Canada WJC-18 by Dylan Galloway View Summary
May 3/21 Mason McTavish 2813 – Canada vs. Belarus WJC-18 by Olivia McArter View Summary
May 1/21 Mason McTavish 2798 – Canada vs. Switzerland WJC-18 by Austin Broad View Summary
Apr 30/21 Mason McTavish 2785 – Canada vs. Latvia WJC-18 by Derek Neumeier View Summary
Feb 13/21 Mason McTavish 2477 – EHC Olten vs. Kloten NLB by Olivia McArter View Summary
Feb 13/21 Mason McTavish 2473 – EHC Olten vs. Ajoie NLB by Joseph Aleong View Summary
Dec 17/20 Mason McTavish 2227 – Peterborough vs. Niagara OHL by Olivia McArter View Summary
Nov 14/20 Mason McTavish 2062 – Oshawa vs. Peterborough OHL by Joseph Aleong View Summary
Oct 28/20 Mason McTavish 1945 – Flint vs. Peterborough OHL by Dylan Galloway View Summary