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Ryan Spooner | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 180
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Ryan Spooner is back in the minors.
He has been a healthy scratch in Boston's past two games. Spooner has six shots and no points in five NHL outings this year. Oct 20 - 9:56 AM

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Ryan Spooner has made the Boston Bruins' opening game roster.

Whether or not he managed to stick with Boston is another story entirely. He's got a fair amount of offensive upside, but he'll have a tough time getting top-six minutes with the Bruins.
Oct 7 - 2:14 PM

Ryan Spooner has been sent down to the minors.

The Bruins like his offensive ability, but there have been questions about his defensive play. Still, the club is set at center and that's where they feel Spooner will be most effective, so there isn't a roster spot available for him at this time.
Oct 2 - 10:04 AM

Ryan Spooner may have scored in Tuesday's preseason loss, but coach Claude Julien didn't sound overly pleased with the 22-year-old's game.

"It was nice to see him score that goal, but if you watch the game, he's still a liability defensively. A guy gets a quality shot in the slot so he needs to keep working on that part of his game," said Julien. "It's OK to see a guy's game offensively and we love his game offensively, but at the same time, you can score one goal but if you give up two, you're not helping your team. We need commitment from that part of his game. He said he's going to work hard at it." Spooner is still seen as a center and if he wants to play that role in the NHL then his defensive work will have to be better. He has a shot to stick with the Bruins going into the 2014-15 campaign.
Sep 24 - 7:11 AM

Ryan Spooner scored a goal for the Bruins in a 3-2 preseason loss to Montreal Tuesday night.

Spooner has yet to score a goal in 27 career NHL games, but a strong training camp could help him land a role with the big club to begin the year. Matt Fraser also tallied for Boston in the loss while Malcolm Subban and Niklas Svedberg shared time in goal for the Bruins.
Sep 23 - 10:38 PM

Ryan Spooner is more confident than he's been in the past that he can earn an NHL roster spot out of training camp.

"This is the first year I'm going into camp that I think I have the chance to at least start the season there," Spooner said. "I'm focused on going into camp and showing them that I'm ready to play, and mature enough to accept the challenge." He's a natural center, but he's willing to play on the wing if that improves his chances of seeing NHL action.
Sep 19 - 7:21 AM

Ryan Spooner may be ready to break into the NHL but he will have a difficult time carving out a roster spot in Boston given the Bruins' current depth chart.

Spooner plays best as a center, but the Bruins have David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron as their top two pivots. The team also has a number of options for their third and fourth-line centers in Carl Soderberg, Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell. What Boston truly needs is a big-bodied winger or two to fill out their second and third lines. Unfortunately, that's not the speedy Spooner's game. All that said, he could luck into a postion, should there be an injury to a key Boston player, or he may be a valuable trade chip. If Spooner does get into a situation where he skates as a first or second line center, he could be a nice surprise. Watch him during training camp.
Sep 13 - 9:52 AM

Ryan Spooner and Alexander Khokhlachev are expected to strong pushes for NHL roster spots at training camp in September.

Spooner had 11 assists in 23 games with Boston last season, while recording 46 points in 49 matches with AHL Providence. Khokhlachev recorded 21 goals and 57 points in 65 games in the minors last season. He also appeared in one game with the big club. The talented center farmhands will be fighting for bottom-six forward spots.
Aug 12 - 10:01 AM

The Bruins re-assigned Ryan Spooner to Providence of the AHL.

He played in Thursday's contest against the Jets spelling a weary Patrcice Bergeron. Spooner will finish the season in the AHL but will be the first call up should the Bruins suffer an injury in the playoffs.
Apr 12 - 9:30 AM

The Boston Bruins have promoted Ryan Spooner.

Spooner has 11 goals and 45 points in 45 AHL games this season. He has another 11 points in 22 contests with Boston in 2013-14.
Apr 9 - 5:08 PM

Ryan Spooner has been sent to AHL Providence.

Spooner has 11 points in 22 games with Boston this season. He's a point-per-game player in the minors.
Apr 4 - 1:55 PM

Ryan Spooner has been called up by Boston.

He will join the big club on their road swing in Detroit and Toronto, but it isn't certain if he'll play in either match. Spooner is ready to play if he gets the chance and he feels better than he did the last time he was up with Boston. When I first got sent back, I think I was 170 pounds and I just didn't really feel great. "I got my weight back up and I feel a lot better," said Spooner. "I don't know what I had; I just know I wasn't my best. And my play kind of showed it ... but I played a lot better in the last three or four weeks."
Apr 2 - 9:52 AM

Ryan Spooner has been sent to the minors.

Spooner has 11 assists in 22 games with Boston this season. The 21-year-old forward also has 23 points in 21 AHL contests.
Jan 28 - 3:54 PM

Ryan Spooner practiced Sunday and is projected to be available to play on Monday.

He didn't suit up on Saturday because of an illness, but he said he's fine now. Spooner is still looking for his first NHL goal, but he has contributed 11 assists in 22 games this season.
Jan 27 - 9:40 AM

Ryan Spooner was too sick to play on Saturday.

Spooner has no goals and 11 points in 22 games in 2013-14. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Jan 26 - 9:15 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Carl Soderberg
4Gregory Campbell
5Marc Savard
LW1Milan Lucic
2Brad Marchand
3Matt Fraser
4Simon Gagne
5Daniel Paille
6Anthony Camara
RW1Loui Eriksson
2Reilly Smith
3Chris Kelly
4Seth Griffith
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dougie Hamilton
4Dennis Seidenberg
5Adam McQuaid
6Matt Bartkowski
7Kevan Miller
G1Tuukka Rask
2Niklas Svedberg