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Prospect Q&A: Spencer Martin

The Avs' 2013 NHL Draft pick goaltender recently finished his first pro season

by Alex Mohr /

Spencer Martin, 21, recently finished his first professional season, splitting time between the pipes with the San Antonio Rampage of the American Hockey League and the Fort Wayne Komets of the ECHL. 

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound goaltender closed out the year with a 7-7-1 record and registered a .921 save percentage and 2.65 goals-against average in 18 games for the Rampage. In 20 contests with the Komets, he documented a 9-9-1 record with a save percentage of .878 and a goals-against average of 3.23.

Prior to turning pro, the Oakville Ontario, Canada native played three seasons for the Mississauga Steelheads of the Ontario Hockey League. sat down with Martin earlier this summer

What is your go-to pregame meal or snack?

"Pretty generic for pregame, just pasta to keep it light for myself."

Do you have a pregame routine?

"I'm not very superstitious, but I am religious so I'm always praying and that's basically all I do."

What is your favorite offseason hobby?

"I like golfing. I try to get out maybe once a week."

What kind of music do you listen to before a game? Do you have a favorite song?

"My favorite artist is Drake. Whatever is new with him, I like all his stuff."

What is the most used app on your phone?

"My most used apps are probably Snapchat, Instagram or Twitter."

What is one of your favorite road traditions with your team?

"I don't know, just all the stuff that comes along with seeing new towns. When you're in the pros, you get to fly around so it's pretty fun."

Do you have a favorite movie?

"I like Stepbrothers. Pretty much anything Will Farrell."

What would you do if you couldn't play hockey?

"Oh, that's a tough one. I have no idea, maybe real estate. I'm taking courses in real estate to try and widen my studies."

What got you started playing hockey?

"My parents got me into it at a young age, probably 3 or 4 years old so ever since then. I watched the Toronto Maple Leafs because I'm from Oakville, which is near Toronto, and looked up to Curtis Joseph growing up."

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