Spencer Abbott (ice hockey)

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Spencer Abbott
Spencer Abbott Marlies.jpg
Abbott with the Marlies in 2013
Born (1988-04-30) April 30, 1988 (age 28)
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Left wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
Toronto Maple Leafs
Frölunda HC
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2012–present

Spencer Abbott (born April 30, 1988) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks in the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Abbott spent his collegiate career playing for the Maine Black Bears in the a NCAA Men's Division I Hockey East conference. In his senior year, Abbott's outstanding play was rewarded with a unanimous selection to the 2011–12 Hockey East First-Team All-Stars, as well as being named the 2011–12 Athletic Republic Player of the Year.[1]

Abbott was assigned to the Toronto Marlies on September 15, 2012, to participate in the upcoming AHL training camp. He made his NHL debut on October 5, 2013, in the Maple Leafs home opener against the Ottawa Senators.

In the 2014–15 season, on February 26, 2015, Abbott was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for T. J. Brennan.[2] He was reassigned to their AHL affiliate, the Rockford IceHogs, where he remained for the duration of the season, recapturing his offense to produce 21 points in 19 games.

As an impending free agent, Abbott signed his first contract abroad in agreeing to a one-year contract with Swedish club Frölunda HC of the SHL on June 16, 2015.[3] He had a very successful season in Sweden, including winning the Swedish national championship[4] and the Champions Hockey League (CHL).[5] In 51 SHL contests, Abbott tallied 14 goals and 22 assists, while scoring eight goals and five assists in eleven CHL appearances.

On July 1, 2016, he returned to the Chicago Blackhawks as a free agent on a one-year, two-way deal.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2005–06 Hamilton Red Wings OPJHL 11 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Hamilton Red Wings OPJHL 49 32 43 75 22 19 4 5 9 12
2007–08 Hamilton Red Wings OPJHL 48 42 41 83 42 5 2 4 6 2
2008–09 University of Maine HE 38 7 9 16 8
2009–10 University of Maine HE 38 9 19 28 6
2010–11 University of Maine HE 36 17 23 40 16
2011–12 University of Maine HE 39 21 41 62 34
2011–12 Toronto Marlies AHL 3 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 0
2012–13 Toronto Marlies AHL 55 13 20 33 10 5 2 3 5 2
2013–14 Toronto Marlies AHL 64 17 52 69 16 11 4 7 11 2
2013–14 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2014–15 Toronto Marlies AHL 46 7 17 24 10
2014–15 Rockford IceHogs AHL 19 12 9 21 6 8 3 3 6 2
2015–16 Frolunda Indians SHL 42 14 21 35 4 9 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
College
All-Hockey East First Team 2011-12 [1]
AHCA East First-Team All-American 2011–12 [7]
Hobey Baker Award Finalist 2011-12 [8]
AHL Second All-Star Team 2013–14 [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dumoulin, Almeida Highlight 2011-2012 Hockey East All-Star Teams
  2. ^ "Brennan Acquired for Abbott". nhl.com. National Hockey League. 
  3. ^ "Abbott to Frolunda" (in Swedish). Frölunda HC. 2015-06-16. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  4. ^ "Spencer Abbott Wins Title In Sweden". 92.9 The Ticket. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Champion of the Champions". www.iihf.com. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  6. ^ "Blackhawks agree to terms with forward Spencer Abbott". 2016-07-04. Retrieved 2016-07-03. 
  7. ^ "College Hockey All-Americans". USCHO.com. 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Hobey Finalists". insidecollegehockey.com. 2012-04-05. Retrieved 2012-04-05. 
  9. ^ "First and Second AHL All-Stars named". American Hockey League. 2014-04-15. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Paul Thompson
Hockey East Player of the Year
2011–12
Succeeded by
Johnny Gaudreau
Preceded by
Paul Thompson
Hockey East Scoring Champion
2011–12
Succeeded by
Johnny Gaudreau