PLYMOUTH – Plymouth Whalers General Manager and Head Coach Mike Vellucci announced the commitment of 18-year-old right wing Spencer Lee to a Standard Ontario Hockey League Player’s Agreement.
Lee was taken by the Whalers in the 11th round (207th overall) of the 2011 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection.
"Spencer plays with a lot of energy and has good speed," said Plymouth Assistant General Manager Brian Sommariva. "He's willing to go into the corners and plays with tenacity. He's a committed hockey player who works incredibly hard.”
Lee – 5-foot-10 and 170 pounds, from Brantford, ON – has spent the last two seasons playing in New England with Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts, where he scored 24 goals with 24 assists for 48 points in 56 games. He also played lacrosse at Northfield Mount Hermon.
Lee was originally selected by Plymouth in 2011 after scoring 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 30 games for the Brantford 99ers minor midgets in 2010-11.
Lee is expected to report to Plymouth in time for training camp in late August.
Lee is the third player to commit to the Whalers for 2013-14. Plymouth also received commitments from 17-year-old defenseman Josh Wesley, who was taken by the Whalers in the fifth round in the 2012 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection and defenseman Mathieu Henderson (17), a seventh round pick in the 2012 OHL Draft.
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