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Prospect Profile: Spencer Machacek

Tuesday, 06.03.2012 / 10:00 AM / Feature
By Eric Postma
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Prospect Profile: Spencer Machacek
Winnipeg Jets prospect profile of forward Spencer Machacek currently playing with the St. John\'s IceCaps

Spencer Machacek
POS: RIGHT WING | SHOOTS: RIGHT
HEIGHT: 6'1" | WEIGHT: 195 LBS.
BORN: OCT 14, 1988
BIRTHPLACE: LETHBRIDGE, AB
CURRENT TEAM: ST. JOHN'S (AHL)
Spencer Machacek began his major-junior hockey career in 2005 with the Vancouver Giants super-team that also featured current Jets Evander Kane, Brett Festerling and Kenndal McArdle. Machacek won the Memorial Cup with the Giants in his sophomore season. In the 2007-08 season Machacek was named captain of the Giants, and posted a career high 33 goals, including a 14 game span in February when he registered 27 points.

The Lethbridge, Alberta native was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers in the third round, 67th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft and is now in his fourth professional season.

Machacek is an ideal two-way winger, with enough size and strength to wreak havoc on opponents in the offensive zone. He is a gritty, two-way forward that drives to the net and pots some greasy goals. Spencer has show enough offensive touch to contribute when called upon, notching 64 goals and 86 assists in his first three AHL seasons.

An incredibly consistent player, Machacek is on pace to hit the 50-point mark this year with the St. John’s IceCaps. He has spent most of his time playing on a wing with Marco Rosa and Ben Maxwell.

The 6’1” right-winger has played in 12 National Hockey League contests with the Atlanta Thrashers (two in 2008-09, 10 in 2010-11) so far in his career, and is yet to register a NHL point. The next step for Machacek is to prove he belongs in Winnipeg.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
2 ANA 65 41 17 7 193 178 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 64 32 20 12 179 172 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
12 COL 63 27 25 11 167 182 65
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 64 22 30 14 52
B. Little 64 24 27 11 51
B. Wheeler 62 17 29 14 46
D. Byfuglien 64 15 27 8 42
M. Perreault 56 18 18 3 36
M. Scheifele 64 10 26 3 36
M. Frolik 64 13 20 4 33
D. Stafford 58 11 17 -19 28
J. Tlusty 54 13 11 -18 24
E. Kane 37 10 12 -1 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 19 7 5 .919 2.29
O. Pavelec 13 13 7 .909 2.60
 
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