Spencer Martin
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Spencer Martin

Hometown:

Oakville Ontario

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1995-06-08

Position:

G

Eligible for draft:

2013

Catches:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

3rd round (63rd overall), 2013

Weight:

192 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Spencer Martin played for the Toronto Junior Canadians in the Greater Toronto midget major league and competed for Team Ontario in the 2011Canada Winter Games. In 50 games he posted a 2.27 goals against with five shutouts. In four games at the 2011 OHL Cup he was 5-1 with a 3.24 goals against. He played four games for Team Ontario; posting a 3.10 goals against and .868 save percentage. Martin was selected by the Mississauga St. Michael’s Majors in the first round (18th overall) of the 2011 OHL Priority Draft.

2011-12: Martin appeared in 15 games for the Majors in his first OHL season as veterans J.P. Anderson and Brandon Maxwell split the bulk of the goaltending. He was 2-7-1 with a 3.98 goals against and .885 save percentage. Mississauga St. Michael’s reached the playoffs despite finishing last in the Central Division but Martin did not see any action in the first round series with Barrie. Martin represented Canada Ontario at the 2012 U17 World Hockey Challenge and was with Canada’s bronze medal-winning U18 team at the 2012 World Junior Championship but did not see any action. In five games at the WHC he finished with a 1.95 goals against and .931 save percentage.

2012-13: Martin handled the bulk of the goaltending for the re-named Mississauga Steelheads in his first full OHL season; appearing in 46 games. He was 17-21-4 with a 3.02 goals against and .906 save percentage. The Steelheads reached the OHL playoffs; finishing fifth in the Central Division. Martin started the first playoff game against Belleville, an 8-1 loss and made one relief appearance, replacing Tyson Teichmann, who handled the bulk of the goaltending in the playoffs. Martin skated with Canada’s gold medal team at the 2013 U18 World Junior Championship. He made two starts and was 2-0, allowing two goals and finishing with a .941 save percentage. Martin was ranked fifth amongst North American goaltenders in Central Scouting’s final rankings prior to the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Martin returned to Mississauga after attending his first NHL training camp with Colorado and led all OHL goalies in ice time — appearing in 64 of 68 games and playing 3,562 minutes.  Martin was 24-33-5 with 3 shutouts and had a 3.54 goals against and .899 save percentage. The Steelheads made the playoffs despite finishing last in the Central Division and were swept by Oshawa in a first round series. Martin played all four games and had a 3.99 goals against and .901 save percentage. Martin joined Colorado AHL affiliate Lake Erie following the OHL season but did not see any action. 

2014-15: Martin signed a three-year entry-level contract with Colorado in October 2014 prior to his final junior season with the OHL’s Mississauga Steelheads. In 31 games with Mississauga he was 15-13-1 with one shutout and had a 2.98 goals against and .921 save percentage. The Steelheads missed the playoffs, finishing fourth in the Central Division. Martin also represented the OHL in the Subway Series against the Russia All-Stars. 

 

Talent Analysis

Martin is continually working on his game to be a more consistent goaltender and it begins with his positioning. He has already shown immense improvement from when he first suited up for the Mississauga Steelheads. Martin already has a natural size and athleticism that he uses to his advantage.

Future

Martin is in his first season of pro hockey as a 20-year-old in 2015-16, splitting time between the AHL's San Antonio Rampage and the Fort Wayne Komets in the ECHL. With goalies Semyon Varlamov and Calvin Pickard in the Avalanche system there is no need to rush Martin and he will have the time to develop his game at the minor pro level.

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