Team: Blake Speers
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Once considered a top prospect, Speers has had trouble staying healthy and scoring in the AHL the past few campaign’s.


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September 2021- The Coyotes have signed Speers to a one-year, two-way contract. He only saw four games last year with Tucson before Speers suffered a season-ending injury. The Roadrunners were 4-0 with Speers in the lineup. With 151 career AHL games, Speers was signed to be a veteran leader on the young team. Keith Duggan

September 2020- Speers didn’t show a lot offensively with Arizona’s AHL affiliate Tucson, recording four goals and nine points in 32 games. Speers did play well defensively in a bottom-six role for Tucson, just more was expected from a player who was once considered a top prospects for New Jersey. The Coyotes showed confidence in him, signing him to a one-year, two-way contract in late August. Keith Duggan

December 2019 – Speers has been traded from New Jersey to Arizona as part of the Taylor Hall deal.  Jokke Nevalainen

March 2019 – Speers has regressed in his first two years with Binghamton in the AHL. This season, Speers has just eight points in 43 games. The +/- is not all that good either but to be fair, Binghamton has been one of the worst teams defensively in the entire league. His shot volume dipped to just one a contest. It is clear that Speers is going through the motions. The right winger is under contract for another season. Honestly, he still needs to get stronger on the puck. Chris Wassel

April 2017 – Fresh off the Soo Greyhounds’ six-game, Western Conference Semifinal loss to Owen Sound, the Devils assigned Speers to AHL Albany for postseason play. Speers further proved his mettle as a scorer with Sault Ste. Marie, recovering from his opening game broken wrist to finish with 15 goals and 19 assists in 30 regular season games and adding one goal and seven assists in 11 OHL playoff contests. He joins fellow Greyhound Colton White who was concurrently promoted to the A-Devils. Kevin Wickersham

March 2017 – Speers’ post-WJC scoring output has returned to last season’s promising levels, demonstrating full recovery from an opening-game broken wrist that caused him to miss over half of 2016-17. With 14 goals and 15 assists in just 25 Greyhound games, he ranks second on Sault Ste. Marie in average points per game (1.16) and has further developed his stickhandling in spite of the injury. Speers’ successful return has been a key factor in the club’s first-place standing, as it leads Windsor by six points in the OHL’s West Division with a 44-15-3-1 record, and ranks second in the league with 92 points, just three behind Erie. Kevin Wickersham

January 2017 – Speers’ injury-marred campaign took a turn for the better during the WJC, as he nailed a goal on his 20th birthday helping Team Canada to advance victorious past the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals. He also contributed two assists in the tournament. After starting the season with New Jersey out of training camp, playing three games without a point, Speers was returned to captain his hometown Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds where he broke his wrist in his initial game. Now, seemingly healthy, one hopes he returns to the more than point-per-game scoring pace he maintained over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 OHL campaigns. Kevin Wickersham

October 2016 – The 19-year-old had a strong pre-season and made the Devils to start the season. The 2015 third-round pick was just over a point-a-game player last season as captain for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. Speers made the team with his good skating and strong puck skills, which will help him play anywhere in the lineup. He’s averaging just over 10 minutes a game and is a likely candidate to get sent back down to junior after nine games. Trevor Behrends

December 2015: Blake Speers was recently named the captain of the Greyhounds. He’s also the leading scorer with 11 goals and 23 assists in 33 games. Speers might not match his totals from last year due to the Soo losing some key players, but it’s encouraging to see him produce and become a leader on the team. Justin Nobre

June 2015 – The New Jersey Devils selected Blake Speers with the 67th pick of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

June 2015 – Blake Speers was on one of the more stacked CHL teams in Sault Ste Marie and played a key role wearing an “A” as well as finish fourth overall on teams scoring. Speers is an offensive player that has a good motor and smart instincts. His offensive game is strong with clever puckhandling skills, an accurate shot, quick release, and strong playmaking skills all being above average. Speers is a bit of an undersized player and needs to get stronger given the game he plays which is more of a puck possession board heavy cycle game. Benjamin Gallant

Fantasy Upside 4.5
NHL Certainty 1.0
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth January 2, 1997
Height 5‘11”
Weight 185 lbs
Drafted 2015 Round 3; Overall: 67


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Soo Greyhounds U14 AAANOHL U1417 13 1427 4|        
 2010-2011 Soo Thunder U14 AAANOHL U1420 42 1961 8|        
 2011-2012 Soo Thunder U15 AAANOHL U1537 86 81167 22|Playoffs6 6 713
  Soo Thunder U15 AAAU15 AAA97 142 146288 36|        
 2012-2013 Team NOHA OHL Cup4 2 46 0|        
  Soo Thunder U16 AAAU16 AAA61 43 70113 56|        
  Team NOHA OGC-165 2 24 0|        
 2013-2014 Soo GreyhoundsOHL62 19 2140 12|Playoffs9 0 33
  Canada Ontario U17WHC-175 1 34 6|        
 2014-2015 Team White U18-Dev3 1 01 0|        
  Soo GreyhoundsOHL57 24 4367 12|Playoffs14 3 69
 2015-2016 Soo GreyhoundsOHL68 26 4874 42|Playoffs12 6 410
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Soo GreyhoundsOHL30 15 1934 16|Playoffs11 1 78 12 
  New Jersey DevilsNHL3 0 00 0|        
  Albany DevilsAHL0 0 00 0|Playoffs2 0 00
  Canada U20WJC-207 1 23 2|        
 2017-2018 Binghamton DevilsAHL62 12 719 26|        
 2018-2019 Binghamton DevilsAHL43 3 58 24|        
 2019-2020 Binghamton DevilsAHL10 0 11 4|        
  Tucson RoadrunnersAHL32 4 59 20|        
 2020-2021 Tucson RoadrunnersAHL4 0 00 2|        
 2021-2022 Arizona CoyotesNHL2 0 00 2|        
  Tucson RoadrunnersAHL52 2 35 23|        
 2022-2023 Västerås IKHockeyAllsvenskan38 4 1014 19|Qualification7 0 22
 2023-2024 Belfast GiantsEIHL15 4 711 6|Playoffs4 2 02