JORDAN SPENCE
North American Skater - MONCTON, QMJHL
Final Rank:59Midterm Rank:70
Position:DefensemanShoots:Right
Height:5' 10"Weight:177
Born:February 24, 2001Hometown:Cornwall, P.E.I.
Born in:Manly, AUS
Drafted: 2019: LAK (4th Round / 95th Overall) 

• Spence was named QMJHL rookie of the year in 2018-19 after ranking first among rookie defensemen and fourth among all first-year skaters with 6-43—49 in 68 games. His debut campaign also saw him named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team and awarded Defensive Rookie of the Year honors.

• Spence has taken an unconventional path to the NHL Draft. He was born in Sydney, Australia and then his family moved to Osaka, Japan soon after where he learned the game of hockey from his Canadian father. When Spence was 13, the family moved to Cornwall, P.E.I. where he flourished in the minor hockey system despite not being able to speak any English when he first arrived.

• Spence, who has dual citizenship in Canada and Japan, represented Team Canada for the first time at the 2019 Under-18 World Championship (1-2—3 in 7 GP).

• Models his style of play after Bruins defenseman Torey Krug.

STATISTICS

SEASONTEAMLEAGUEGPGAPPIM
2018-2019MONCTONQMJHL686434918
2018-2019CAN (2019 IIHF U18 World Championship)ITLTOUR71230
2017-2018SUMMERSIDEMHL5013395216