Bultman discusses Mastrosimone and Mazur’s progress

The Athletic’s Max Bultman posted an article in which he discusses the Red Wings’ NCAA-playing prospects, including Boston University forward Robert Mastrosimone and University of Denver forward Carter Mazur:

The real surprise of the early NCAA season, however, (at least as far as the Red Wings are concerned) is at the University of Denver, where freshman forward Carter Mazur is off to a scorching start for the Pioneers. With four more points this weekend, Mazur — a 2021 third-rounder — has 14 points in his first 14 college hockey games.

Now, it’s important to note that Mazur is a year older than a typical freshman at 19. He was selected by Detroit this past summer as a re-entry into the draft, so he’s had a bit more time to marinate before debuting in college.

Still: Mazur’s production speaks for itself. His 14 points include eight goals, and he’s averaging nearly three shots on goal per game to rank near the top of the team.

“I think he’s gotten better every week,” Denver coach David Carle said prior to this weekend’s games.

In particular, Carle pointed to Mazur’s confidence rising, noting he was holding onto pucks more, getting to the net and “attacking inside the dots” — all signs of a player getting increasingly comfortable at a new level.

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