2003-04: Won the Memorial Cup as a member of the Kelowna Rockets while an assistant captain on the WHL team. Drafted 8th round (242nd overall), 2004 by Edmonton.
2004-05:Returned with Kelowna to the Memorial Cup in Moncton. Had shoulder surgery in the summer of 2005.
2005-06:Was named the captain of the Rockets and wore the C for the second half of the year after rehabbing his shoulder.
2006-07: Picked up by Chiliwack in the WHL expansion draft but turned pro and played half the year in Stockton (ECHL) and half with Springfield (AHL).
2007-08: Suffered a serious shoulder injury out of training camp then a season ending concussion in Springfield limiting him to just 12 games all year.
Spurgeon is a player who plays with a lot of heart and determination which is what attracted the attention of GM Kevin Lowe. A gritty forward, despite his size, Spurgeon is a gutsy, balls-to-the-wall type of player who gets things done through effort often times more so than talent. A coach’s favourite, Spurgeon is used in many situations but especially as a checker and a penalty killer.