Joshua Mahura

by Lucas Main on December 17, 2017

 

Joshua Mahura, D

Shoots: Left

Height: 6-0

Weight: 179

Born: 1998-05-05

Hometown: St. Albert, AB, CAN

Drafted: 2016 round 3 #85 overall by Anaheim Ducks

 

Observations:

December 2017 – Averaging over a point-per-game so far this season for the Pats (11 goals and 29 points in 27 games) Mahura got the call to attend Canada’s WJC camp, but ended up being one of the final cuts. However, a late injury to another d-man means he's back in the fold if the injury is serious. Otherwise, he will head back to Regina and play big minutes to continue his development. Anaheim has a deep pool of defenseman so Mahura won’t be rushed in the show anytime soon, but if you can sit on him for a couple of seasons, he has the potential to be a solid offensive defenseman. Lucas Main
 
May 2017 – The Ducks may have uncovered another gem on defense with Josh Mahura. Drafted in the third round last summer, he scored 17 goals (eight on the powerplay) and 53 points in 73 games with the Red Deer Rebels and the Regina Pats this season. He added another eight goals (three on the powerplay) and 21 points in 23 points for the Pats in the playoffs, losing to the Thunderbirds in the WHL Finals. He is a mobile defenseman who plays an up-tempo type game, one that every team is seeking in today’s NHL. The Ducks are deep on defense so there is no need for them to rush Mahura so expect him to play another season for the Pats who will be Memorial Cup Host, but keep him on your radar as he showed off his talents in all three zones this season. - Lucas Main

September 2016 – Another solid defensive prospect for a team that needs no help in that department. Mahura slid into the late third round due to a knee injury that limited him to only two regular season games with the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels before returning for the playoffs and Memorial Cup. At the Rookie Showcase, featuring newbies form the Ducks, Avalanche and Sharks, Mahura was a two-way threat throughout the games and recorded a pair of assists against San Jose in the final game of the tounament.

For a player who saw nearly no ice time during the 2015-16 campaign, Mahura’s poise with the puck and vision on the ice showed no rust and good upside. The St. Albert native will return to the Rebels. Anaheim and Red Deer both hope to see a big step forward after his lost year. Physical development and time in the gym is needed as well. Zachary DeVine

 

Fantasy Outlook: C

With proper development and seasoning, could be a decent middle-pairing defenseman with all the needed tools for the modern game.

 

Video: To come.

 

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