Matthew Spencer

Basics

Type: 
Prospect
Position: 
Defense
Shoots/Catches: 
Right
Height: 
6.02
Weight: 
203
Born: 
03/24/1997
Age: 
20
Hometown: 
Guelph, ONT
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 2 (#44) of the 2015 NHL Draft
Last Team: 
Syracuse (AHL)
Projects As: 
Second pair defenseman
Prospect Ranking: 
21
Depth Chart Weight: 
9

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2015
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
2
Pick No.: 
44
Draft Team: 
Peterborough (OHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Exempt
Signing Date: 
04/10/2016
Contract Type: 
Entry-level
Contract Length: 
3 years
Cap Number: 
$742 500
Contract Start Year: 
2017
Contract End Year: 
2020
Contract End Status: 
RFA
Salary: 
$692 500
Salary: 
$742 500
Salary: 
$792 500

Bio

Awards: 

2014-2015

  • CHL Top Prospects Game
  • Hlinka Memorial Gold Medal
  • U18 WJC Bronze Medal


2012-2013

  • OHL Cup Champion
  • Ontario Minor Hockey Association Player of the Year

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

"Big, strong, agile puck mover. Not getting enough love." -Red Line Report

“Good skater and mobile for his size. He plays hard in his own end, and often makes contact with the opposing forwards. Limited offensive skills, but keeps OZ pucks in well, has a decent shot from the point”. -ISS

Strengths: 

Mobile defenseman with excellent agility for his size. Good size and strength and willing to take the body along the wall. Makes good decisions and outlet passes when the puck is on his stick. Has a good understanding of when to pinch to hold plays in the offensive zone and when not to. Big slap shot. Assertive with good leadership intanglibles.

Weaknesses: 

Limited offensive upside and knows it, therefore staying in his silo offensively. Needs to work on his consistency in positioning in the defensive zone.

Projection: 

Second pair defenseman.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 Oakville Rangers Bantam AAASCTAB- - -- -|        
 2012-2013 Oakville Rangers Minor Mdgt AAASCTAMM40 9 2736 34|        
  Oakville Rangers Minor Mdgt AAAMidget71 17 3956 76|        
  Oakville Rangers Minor Mdgt AAAOHL Cup7 0 44 12|        
  Team OMHA White OGC-165 0 55 6|        
  Oakville BladesOJHL3 0 00 2|Playoffs1 0 00
 2013-2014 Peterborough PetesOHL64 1 1415 33|Playoffs11 0 44 19 
  Canada Ontario U17WHC-175 0 11 6|        
 2014-2015 Team White U18-Dev3 0 00 0|        
  Peterborough PetesOHL67 6 2430 64|Playoffs5 1 01
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Memorial5 0 22 2|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 0 22 4|        
 2015-2016 Peterborough PetesOHL60 5 1924 46|Playoffs7 0 11 13 
  Syracuse CrunchAHL1 0 00 0|        
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 2|        
 2016-2017 Peterborough PetesOHL60 7 2229 60|Playoffs12 1 67
  OHL All-StarsJr Super Series1 0 00 0|        
 2017-2018 Syracuse CrunchAHL- - -- -|        

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