Spence, 22, played just two games on this recent call-up, bringing his total to five on the year. Through 29 career regular season games he has two goals and nine points, averaging just under 19 minutes a night.
While he doesn’t figure to make a huge impact this year for the Kings, Spence did show he could handle playoff hockey when he was added to three postseason lineups last year. As a significant part of the team’s future, he’ll get that chance again at some point down the road.
For now, he’ll head back to an Ontario Reign team headed for the Calder Cup playoffs. Ontario will play tomorrow night in a potential first-round preview against the Colorado Eagles, and could really use Spence’s help.
Through 50 games this year, he has duplicated his outstanding minor league production, posting four goals and 41 points. Through 96 career AHL contests, he’s put up 83 points.