GRÄSTORP, Sweden — The Elmira College men’s ice hockey Class of 2020 has sent another student-athlete to the professional ranks, as the Swedish team Grästorps IK announced on Wednesday, July 22, that it signed former Soaring Eagle Spencer MacLean ’20.
MacLean is the seventh member of the Class of 2020 to go pro, joining classmates Christian Lloyd ’20, Connor Powell ’20, Spencer Carter ’20, Andrew Pucci ’20, Nick Ford ’20, and Anthony Parrucci ’20. He is the second EC alumnus to venture overseas to continue his career at the next level, after Lloyd signed with the Marseille Hockey Club in France last month.
A 6-foot-5, 210-pound forward, MacLean will utilize his size and physical style of play by transitioning to a role as a two-way defenseman with Grästorps IK. Providing offense from the blue line should come as no problem for the Kleinburg, Ontario, native, who compiled 50 points on 24 goals and 26 assists in 85 games with the Soaring Eagles. He also scored nine power-play markers throughout his collegiate career, and reached double-digit points for the third time in four years with 14 (5g-9a) during his senior season.
Grästorps IK is a member of Sweden’s Division II HockeyTvåan. In 2019-20, the team posted a 13-3-6 record, the second-best mark in HockeyTvåan Södra A. The club boasted the third-highest scoring offense while tying for the third-fewest goals allowed. Located in southwestern Sweden in the town of Grästorp, the team plays at Åse och Viste Arena.