The QMJHL announced yesterday that Jordan Spence (13GP-2G-12A-14P) has been named the QMJHL’s Defenseman of the Month for February 2020.
During a month in which the Eastern Conference-leading Wildcats went undefeated, Spence, a 2019 4th round pick of the Los Angeles Kings, was masterful, anchoring Moncton’s back-end and playing big minutes every night while notching points in 10 of 13 games played. He also managed to put up an eye-popping rating of +22. With his strong February showing, the Quebec City native now sits in 5th place among blueliners with 49 points in 56 games. His next point will represent a new career high, as he has already matched last season’s output through 56 games.
Joining Spence on the accolades list for February was Xavier Bernard (11GP-1G-8A-9P), a 2018 4th round draft selection of the New Jersey Devils, who received an honourable mention for Defenseman of the Month. The 20-year old native of Mercier, Quebec had a sterling showing with 9 points in 11 games, memorably racking up 5 points in a single game against Val-d’Or on February 29th. That mark stands as a new personal high for Bernard and tied a record for most points by a defenseman in a single game for the Sherbrooke Phoenix.
The QMJHL also recognized Saint John Seadogs center Joshua Roy (11GP-6G-6A-12P) as an honourable mention for QMJHL Rookie of the Month for February. The 2019 1st overall pick of the QMJHL draft continued to grow into his own, helping secure a playoff berth for the Sea Dogs on the strength of a six-game point streak. Roy is draft eligible for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft.