https://www.hockeycanada.ca/fr-ca/news/2018-19-nmu18t-spence-lives-the-island-life

Fantasy Summary

An undersized, offense first puck-moving defenceman with a pass first mentality who relies on his strong skating ability to make plays at both ends of the ice.


Observations

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April 2022 – Spence has taken a huge step in his first full year of professional hockey, posting 42 points in his first 46 games with the Ontario Reign. The Kings have rewarded him with a call-up due to the extended absence of Drew Doughty. Spence has spent time on the second powerplay and has generated five points in his first 14 games as a King. With this kind of deployment, Spence is worth consideration in shallower leagues and should be stashed in dynasty/keeper formats. Sean Crocker

 

June 2020 – Spence has signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Kings that will see him become a restricted free agent at the end of the 2022-2023 season. Spence has shown improvements in his development in the QMJHL putting up 52 points in 60 games before the season was cancelled. He may need some more time before he is NHL ready the changing of the guard in Los Angeles is in full force especially on the blue line, and with the team likely moving on from some UFA defencemen, the trickle down effect in the organization should leave some minor league roster spots up for Spence to grab. Julian Mongillo

 

March 2020 – Spence defines what all NHL teams are looking for, which is a young offensive puck-moving defenseman. His strong skating ability in both directions allows him to close gaps on defense and contribute largely on offense. Drafted by the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL in 2018 the young blueliner has since put together two straight seasons with over 45 points and also claimed QMJHL rookie and defensive rookie of the year honors. He has a ways to go in terms of development and much of it has to do with building muscle and maturing on the defensive side of the puck. Julian Mongillo

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 6.5
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth February 24, 2001
Height 5‘10”
Weight 165 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 4; Overall: 95

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2014-2015 Team PEI U14 (ACC)ACC-U145 0 11 0|        
  Mid Isle Matrix U15 AAAPEI U1524 3 1215 2|Playoffs4 1 12
 2015-2016 Team PEI U15 (ACC)ACC-U155 0 00 2|        
  Mid Isle Matrix U15 AAAPEI U1530 19 2544 16|Playoffs9 2 24
 2016-2017 Charlottetown Knights U18 AAANBPEIMU18HL33 3 1619 16|        
  Team Prince Edward Island QGC-165 1 01 2|        
 2017-2018 Summerside Western CapitalsMJAHL50 13 3952 16|Playoffs12 4 1317 18 
 2018-2019 Moncton WildcatsQMJHL68 6 4349 18|Playoffs4 1 34
  Canada U18WJC-187 1