Consider his resume:
- His #8 is the only number to retired in the storied history of the University of Minnesota hockey program.
- Ranked #1 in the Star Tribune's list of the 100 Greatest High School Hockey Players in Minnesota History, ahead of the likes of Neal Broten, Phil Housley, and Henry Boucha.
- In four years at Eveleth High School, his team won four State Championships. Oh... they also never lost a single game during his time there. Four straight undefeated seasons.
- All-time leading scorer in Golden Gophers history.
- All-time leading scorer in Minnesota State High School Hockey Tournament history.
- Gold medalist at the 1960 Olympics.
- Silver medalist at the 1956 Olympics.
- Many credit Mayasich with "inventing" the slapshot.