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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 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 34 23 9 2 106 67 48
3 STL 33 21 9 3 100 81 45
4 NSH 31 21 8 2 87 64 44
5 SJS 34 19 11 4 97 87 42
6 WPG 34 17 10 7 83 80 41
7 VAN 32 19 11 2 92 90 40
8 LAK 34 17 11 6 94 84 40
9 CGY 35 17 15 3 100 95 37
10 MIN 31 16 12 3 91 84 35
11 DAL 32 14 13 5 95 109 33
12 COL 33 12 13 8 85 101 32
13 ARI 32 11 17 4 74 104 26
14 EDM 34 7 20 7 74 116 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 34 11 12 1 23
B. Wheeler 34 9 14 2 23
B. Little 34 12 10 3 22
D. Byfuglien 34 8 10 -1 18
M. Scheifele 34 6 12 2 18
M. Frolik 34 7 10 7 17
M. Perreault 33 6 9 0 15
E. Kane 24 6 7 2 13
J. Trouba 31 4 8 3 12
T. Enstrom 22 1 8 -1 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 7 2 2 .940 1.73
O. Pavelec 10 8 5 .913 2.34
 
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