Spence, 21, has suited up three times this season for the Kings averaging just over 14 minutes whenever he does get into the lineup. The young defenseman is one of several that the club shuffles between on game days and during road trips to make sure there are enough bodies in case of a late scratch.
Of course, after his encouraging performance last season, recording eight points in 24 games as a rookie, there are some that wish Spence was a mainstay on the NHL roster. The fourth-round pick offers a little more offensive upside than some of the other veteran names on the back end, and continues to tear up the minor leagues whenever assigned to the Ontario Reign.
In 72 career AHL games, Spence has 64 points, including 22 in 26 this season. At some point, the Kings will likely have to give him another long run in the NHL to see if he can translate that production. It might not come just yet though, as the Kings are playing well and sit second in the Pacific Division after going 7-2-1 in their last ten.