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Spencer
Sova

Spencer Sova is a reliable blueliner who plays a strong defensive game while showing some occasional moments of offensive upside. His best asset is his ability to show poise and calmness whenever he is on the ice. He has strong backward mobility, allowing him to maintain solid gap control and calmly angle opponents away from…

Date of Birth
January 10, 2004
Position
Defense
Height
6'0"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Windsor, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
185 lbs
Draft Result
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Jun 16/22 Sova Spencer 23976 – Kitchener vs. Erie OHL by Jackson Illes View Report
Apr 7/22 Sova Spencer 23694 – Hamilton vs. Erie OHL by Shaun Richardson View Report
Jan 27/22 Sova Spencer 23295 – Erie vs. London OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Jan 14/22 Sova Spencer 23175 – Erie vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report
Dec 19/21 Sova Spencer 22936 – Sarnia vs. Erie OHL by Mat Sheridan View Report
Dec 17/21 Sova Spencer 22933 – Hamilton vs. Erie OHL by Curtis Schwartzkopf View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Erie Otters ohl 17 7 7 14 0.82 -5 6
2021-2022 Erie Otters ohl 64 9 19 28 0.44 -24 14
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April 5, 2022
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April 5, 2022
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February 1, 2022
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December 2, 2021
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Spencer Sova is a reliable blueliner who plays a strong defensive game while showing some occasional moments of offensive upside. His best asset is his ability to show poise and calmness whenever he is on the ice. He has strong backward mobility, allowing him to maintain solid gap control and calmly angle opponents away from the middle lanes. He learned to throw his body around and use physicality to his advantage more as the season progressed. He is able to outwork and outmuscle opponents for loose pucks particularly in the defensive zone allowing his team to quickly transition to the offensive attack. His mobility and passing ability allowed him to jumpstart breakouts for his club, but he isn’t the type of player who will jump into the rush every chance he can get, rather he played more of a support role allowing his teammates to drive the rush attack. In the offensive zone he rarely rushes a pass or shot attempt, rather he would walk the puck to a different area and wait for the lanes to open up. He had a slow start to the season but really came into his own as it went on. He is the type of player who will usually defer the puck to other players on the ice rather than push the envelope himself, but that shouldn’t be viewed as a limiting factor. He will be at his best when playing with a truly offensive-minded partner, allowing him to use his mobility and physicality to cover up for his partner. He can play both in even-strength and on special teams situations, likely slotting in on one of the bottom two pairings. Sova won’t be a dynamic player at the NHL level, but he will be a calming presence who can be trusted in all situations, and that’s something that coaches will appreciate in him.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide