Gerry Mayhew was just named the AHL MVP of the 19-20 season, lets take a look into Mayhew’s outcoming in the AHL.
Gerry Mayhew took a pretty traditional route to the NHL, he started in juniors with the USHL’s Cedar Rapids RoughRiders for 2 seasons, made the jump to the Ferris State Bulldogs in the NCAA, and after 4 seasons and putting up 119 points in 150 games at the NCAA, Mayhew signed an amateur tryout agreement with the Iowa Wild.
In Mayhew’s first season with Iowa, he would see limited time only appearing in 17 games with the club and putting up 6 goals and 1 assist in the 16-17 season.
The 17-18 season would open for Iowa and Mayhew would find himself with a new opportunity. With almost a full season to show Iowa’s management what he could do, he certainly didn’t disappoint by any means, putting up 16 goals and 16 assists in 72 games that season.
Coming in hungry to the 18-19 season, Mayhew would begin to take the AHL by storm by putting up 27 goals and 33 assists in 71 games. Known as ‘Gerry Time” he would go onto earn an NHL contract with the Minnesota Wild, signing a 2-year deal on May 10th, 2019.
This would be a turning point for Mayhew. After all the hard work he put in going through the ranks to be finally signed by Minnesota, he couldn’t be happier and for fans aware of Mayhew’s success in the AHL, they couldn’t wait for “Gerry Time” to arrive in St. Paul. Gerry Time was called up to the Minnesota Wild on October 13th, 2019 after putting up 6 points in 4 AHL games. Mayhew made his debut on October 15th, 2019 vs the Toronto Maple Leafs, and would score his first NHL goal against Fredrick Anderson.
Mayhew would appear in just 13 more NHL games before the NHL season would be paused due to COVID-19. During his time in the AHL during the 19-20 season, Mayhew would make milestone moments posting 39 goals and 22 assists in 49 games in the AHL. This production would be enough for Mayhew to come in tied for 3rd in AHL scoring with Senators prospect Josh Norris. Additionally, Mayhew was named to the 2020 AHL All-Star game in Ontario.
Recently, Gerry Mayhew was named the AHL’s MVP for the 19-20 season, very deserving of the award considering Mayhew’s accomplishments during the season as well as being awarded the AHL’s Willie Marshall Award which is awarded to the leagues leading goal scorer of the regular season.
Hopefully soon, Mayhew will translate his AHL success to the NHL and we’ll be cheering loud and proud “Gerry Time”.