We caught up with 2013 NHL Draft eligible goalie Spencer Martin! Before the draft, he played for the Mississauga Steelheads! He is currently projected the drafted in the middle rounds of the draft. According to NHL Central Scouting, he is ranked 5th in goaltending in the upcoming draft. Martin represented Team Orr for the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game. Along with Rimouski Oceanic goaltender Phillipe Desrosiers, they had the first ever shutout in the CHL/NHL Top Prospects game in the game’s 17 year history. He’s a great follow on Twitter: @S_Marty95. I’m gonna do some self promoting here and say i’m not a bad follow on Twitter myself, and you can be the judge of that, but to do that, you gotta follow me: @HkyBlogger. If you like our stuff, comment below, share this with your friends, or “like” our Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/notyouraveragehockeyblog . It means a lot!
So without further to do, our interview with Spencer Martin!
We are in bold.
First things first, how has your day been?
The combine has been very busy, but also very fun looking back at a year full of great experiences and opportunities!
Growing up, did it ever scare you playing in net while the pucks came flying towards you?
I’m not sure why but pucks flying at me never scared me to this day.
You played in the last season of Mississauga St. Michael Majors, and the inaugural season of the Mississauga Steelheads, was it weird putting on the jersey of a different logo but in the same city?
I enjoyed getting to play in the St.Mikes era and now the Steelheads era ! I think the Steelheads are a great organization going in the right direction and it was very fun being a part of the birth of a new look to our team.
What is your fondest memory of the St. Michael Majors?
Being drafted to St.Mikes and getting to play as a 16 year old was very special and i’ll never forget any of it.
What do you think is your greatest asset as a hockey player?
I think my skating/mobility is my greatest asset as a goalie.
What about your greatest weakness?
I need to continue to become stronger physically as an athlete.
Take us back to the U18WJC, what was it like? Is there added pressure playing for your country? If so, how did you deal with it?
It was awesome putting on a Team Canada jersey again! It’s something that is very rare and special to play with the whole country behind you. I used it as motivation to play better knowing so many people were on our side pulling for us back home in Canada.
The next part is a lightning round, don’t think about your answers, just answer.
When you’re on the road, whats one thing you miss about home?
Being with my family.
One player you looked up to?
Laptop or tablet?
Favourite class in school?
One class you couldn’t stand?
When you were young, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Play in the NHL
xBox or Playstation?
One thing most people don’t know about you?
What’s one superpower you wished you had?
Wish I could fly
Thank you for your time! Look forward to seeing you get drafted!