First round pick Spencer Sova commits to Otters

Erie Otters


Erie, Pennsylvania – Erie Otters General Manager Dave Brown announced today that 2020 Ontario Hockey League Priority Selection first round pick Spencer Sova committed to the team and completed an OHL standard player agreement.

“Today we are thrilled to announce the commitment of Spencer Sova to a Standard Players Agreement,” said Otters general manager Dave Brown. “Spencer’s skill, hockey intelligence, explosive speed, and agility will immediately impress Otters fans. We look forward to seeing Spencer become an integral component of our organization’s future success.”

“It’s such an honor to sign with the Erie Otters,” Spencer Sova said. “Putting that pen to paper was truly an incredible feeling. I am looking forward to what is to come and am committed to doing my absolute best for my teammates, the organization and fans.”

Sova, a 6’1”, 174-pound defenseman, was taken eighth overall by the Otters earlier this month at the annual OHL Priority Selection after appearing in 14 games with Detroit Honeybaked U15 during the HPHL season. The Windsor, Ontario native tallied seven points (2G-5A) along with 15 PIM during the 2019-20 season. The 16-year-old also spent time with Honeybaked’s Midget squad, playing in 57 games averaging a point per game (19G-38A) pace.

OHL Priority Selection Information Guide: Spencer has all the tools to be an elite defenseman at the next level. He has the ability to dominate the play and take over a game when he wants to. He is a powerful and strong skater that gets up to top speed quickly with great edge work and mobility. He has a hammer from the offensive blue line and moves his feet well to create lanes for himself. His coaches did a great job with his team, and he was a product of that. He will have no problem stepping up to the next level.

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