Matthew Spencer

by olafson1393 on February 21, 2017

Matthew Spencer Photo courtesy: Aaron Bell/OHL Images

Matthew Spencer, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-2

Weight: 207

Born: 1997-03-24

Hometown: Guelph, ON, CAN

Drafted: 2nd round, 2015, Tampa Bay, 44th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

February 2017 – The 2015 second round pick’s production has shown moderate growth in his draft+2 campaign, however his trend in production since being drafted is not astounding. Being a right-handed shot is probably the best thing that Spencer has going for him at this point. He will require some professional development in either the AHL or ECHL to hone his fundamentals before getting a sniff at the big league.  Brayden Olafson

 

April 2016Matthew Spencer finished a very good season with the Peterborough Petes where they made the first round of the OHL Playoffs and were eliminated by the North Bay Battalion. Spencer excelled in his role with the Petes and was terrific on the blue line. Spencer plays a two way style who sees the ice well and can sense plays developing. He developed those skills this year while also becoming a more physical player. Spencer has been added to the Lightning’s AHL team, the Syracuse Crunch on an ATO, and will make his professional debut in April. Max Marko

 

June 2015TB takes Spencer 44th overall and he's just what the doctor ordered. For the Lightning, not for fantasy owners. Little offensive upside here. Dobber

 

June 2015 – Spencer was the Petes top d-man this past year playing in all situations for a low scoring team. He was drafted third overall into the OHL in 2013 and has been an important member of the Petes since posting eight goals and 42 assists over 147 OHL games between playoffs and the regular season in 2013-14 and 2014-15. Spencer was charged with shutting down other teams top players at the OHL level and also did so at the Ivan Hilinka tournament in the summer of 2014. Spencer was part of the Subway Super Series but was unable to register a point, at the U18 he posted two assists in seven games on the way to a bronze medal. Overall Spencer’s a strong defensive presence that plays extremely well in situations where he is under pressure. He possesses great IQ which to go along with his defensive positioning and reach makes him a great defensive player. On the offensive side of the puck Spencer has a great first pass that makes him dangerous in the transition game where he will also use his mobility to jump in the rush and act as a strong powerplay quarterback as well. Benjamin Gallant

 

 

Fantasy Outlook: C-

Defensive specialist with a coveted right-shot. Offensive outlook is low, and the Lightning have other options on the blue line for now.

 

 

Footage:

Matthew Spencer Isolation Video

 

 

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