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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 49 32 11 6 146 130 70
2 NSH 47 31 10 6 145 112 68
3 STL 47 30 13 4 153 115 64
4 CHI 48 30 16 2 151 112 62
5 WPG 50 26 16 8 140 127 60
6 SJS 49 26 17 6 137 135 58
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 49 26 20 3 140 127 55
9 LAK 48 21 15 12 133 129 54
10 DAL 48 22 19 7 152 157 51
11 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
12 MIN 48 22 20 6 131 138 50
13 ARI 48 17 25 6 111 161 40
14 EDM 49 13 27 9 113 162 35

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Ladd 50 17 23 9 40
B. Little 50 18 20 9 38
B. Wheeler 50 13 23 10 36
D. Byfuglien 50 12 21 8 33
M. Perreault 47 17 14 0 31
M. Frolik 50 10 17 6 27
M. Scheifele 50 7 20 3 27
E. Kane 35 10 12 3 22
A. Lowry 49 6 9 3 15
J. Trouba 34 5 9 4 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
M. Hutchinson 14 5 2 .932 2.00
O. Pavelec 12 11 6 .911 2.52
 
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