The Los Angeles Kings announced on Wednesday that they have signed defenceman Jordan Spence to a three-year, entry-level contract. Spence was selected by the Kings in the fourth round (95th overall) in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. The native of Sydney, Australia notched 9 goals and 52 points to go along with a +49 rating in 60 games this past season with the Moncton Wildcats of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Overall, he ranked second among defencemen in the QMJHL in assists, fourth in points and first in +/-. In recognition of his stellar season, Spence was awarded the Emile Bouchard Trophy, given to the QMJHL’s Defenceman of the Year.
Over his first two seasons with Moncton, Spence has produced 101 points in 128 games while tallying four points in four games during the 2019 postseason. In the 2018-19 season, his first in the QMJHL, Spence won the QMJHL Rookie of the Year award, the QMJHL Defensive Rookie of the Year Award (Raymond Lagace Trophy) and was named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team.