North American Skater
Blake
Speers
POSITION: C
SHOOTS: Right
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
Weight: 181
Born: 01/02/1997
Mid Term Rank: 44
Nationality: Canadian
Club: Sault Ste. Marie
League: OHL

• In his sophomore campaign in the Ontario Hockey League, Speers finished with 67 points (24-43—67) – including 4-9—13 on a seven-game point streak to start the campaign – to help the Greyhounds capture the Hamilton Spectator Trophy as top team in the regular season for the first time in 30 years. He added nine points (3-6—9) in 14 playoff games.

• Playing the majority of his rookie season as a 16-year-old, Speers ranked fifth among OHL rookies with 40 points (19-21—40) in 62 games in 2013-14.

• He represented Team Ontario at the 2014 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, collecting four points (1-3—4) in five games.

• In 2012-13, Speers captained the Soo Thunder Minor Midget AAA team and paced the club with 113 points (43-70—113) in 61 games.

• Speers, a Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., native who frequented Greyhounds games with his father, was selected by the club in the first round (11th overall) in the 2013 OHL Priority Selection. He became the first local player drafted by the club in the opening round since 2002 (Tyler Kennedy).

• His aunt, Sharon Speers, played field hockey at both the 1984 and 1988 Olympics.


FAVORITES

NHL team: Chicago Blackhawks
NHL player: Patrick Kane
Shootout move: "Backhand, forehand, five-hole"
Goal celebration: "Crowd pump"
Video game: NHL 15
Movie: Semi-Pro
TV show: Suits
Actor: Will Ferrell
Music group: Florida Georgia Line
Website: Netflix
Sport (other than hockey): Tennis
Athlete (non-hockey): Tiger Woods