Name: Spencer Claerhout
Team: Red Deer Rebels U15 AAA (AEHL)
Height/Weight: 5’9, 174bs
There isn’t a defenceman in this draft class as good as Claerhout at getting pucks on net from the blueline. His release from the point is quick, accurate, and he produces shots at a high volume throughout the game — creating tons of secondary scoring chances for the forwards causing traffic in front of the net. Claerhout also possesses many other attributes you look for in premier defencemen: strong poise, not afraid to step up physically, makes smart defensive reads, and makes crisp outlet passes to transition the play. Claerhout’s use of his stick in the defensive zone allows him to constantly win puck battles and take away passing lanes. This is a prime example of a workhorse defenceman who is relied upon by the U15 AAA Red Deer Rebels in all situations as a key factor to his team’s success.