Spencer Smallman

Hometown:

Summerside Prince Edward Island

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-09-09

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2015

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

5th round (138th overall), 2015

Weight:

187 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Spencer Smallman played for the Fredericton Canadiens midget AAA team in New Brunswick. He scored 16 goals with 25 assists and 4 penalty minutes in 34 regular season games. The Canadiens advanced the the New Brunswick/Prince Edward Islands finals, falling to Moncton. Smallman scored 4 goals with 13 assists and 2 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games. He was selected by Saint John in the fourth round (70th overall) in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Smallman skated for the Saint John Sea Dogs as a 16-year-old, appearing in 42 regular season games and four playoff contests in his first QMJHL season. He scored 2 goals with 4 assists and was -14 with 14 penalty minutes during the regular season. Saint John finished fifth in the Maritimes Division and was swept by Halifax in a first-round playoff series. Smallman was -8 with no points nor penalties in four playoff games.

2013-14: Smallman skated in 66 of 68 regular season games for Saint John in his second season and was the team’s fourth-leading scorer. He scored 12 goals with 23 assists and had a team-leading even plus/minus with 43 penalty minutes. The Sea Dogs were one of two teams to miss the playoffs, finishing sixth in the Maritimes Division. Smallman was ranked 173rd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings but was not selected in the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Smallman was an assistant captain for Saint John and the team’s second-leading scorer in his third QMJHL season. He scored 23 goals with 33 assists in 66 regular season games, trailing only Nathan Noel, and was +17 with 73 penalty minutes. The Sea Dogs finished third in the Maritimes Division, falling to Baie-Comeau in a first-round playoff series. Smallman scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was -1 with 4 penalty minutes in five regular season games. He was ranked 170th amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting rankings in his second year of draft eligibility and was selected by Carolina in the fifth round (138th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

A plays-bigger-than-he-is right winger, Smallman was also Saint John’s number-two scorer in 2014-15 with 56 points. Smallman, named the captain for the Sea Dogs this season, is a prototypical character player: he stands up for teammates, plays hurt and leads both on and off the ice.

Future

Smallman’s combination of skill and competitiveness given him a chance of being a late-round success story. For now, Smallman will continue to captain Saint John, a team considered one of the QMJHL favorites and a potential Memorial Cup entry.

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