A Player To Watch: Spencer Gill

You could say it runs in the family, but making comparisons isn’t always fair especially only a few games into his Major U-18 career. Nevertheless, on this occasion comparisons are pretty damn accurate. There’s no question Spencer Gill is on a similar trajectory to that of his older brother Rouyn-Norada Huskies 1st rounder Dyllan Gill.

The similarities are truly uncanny, but Spencer Gill is on his own path in the game.

Gill’s pose with the puck and ability to make tough plays look routine jump off the page.

He’s not the fastest player on the ice, but he’s definitely one of the smartest.

It’s really early in the process and a lot can change from now to June, but Gill has the foundation to be solid two and half zone defenceman at the next level.

Gill takes solid routes to pucks, hits the open man with relative ease and is willing to take a hit to make a play in all three zones. By no means is he explosive, he’s very tactical with and iwithout the puck.

Gill’s decision making and poise with the puck is extremely similar to that of his brother. His feet are very good and will get better as he matures and gets stronger.

A quicker first step will serve him well, but it’s early and that will definitely come with time.

The 2006 born rearguard has room to grow and will only get better with more touches and experience at the U-18 level.

Gill is one of those players that you love to watch play the game the right way in all three zones. There’s no shortcuts when it comes to defensive side of his game as well which is a rare commodity in this day and age.

Spencer Gill is full of potential and has a very bright future in the game.

A few aspects to Gill’s game that shouldn’t be overlooked is his character, work ethic and persistence shift in, shift out.

Spencer Gill possesses all the tools it takes to be an impact player at the QMJHL level.

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