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Ryan Spooner | Center

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 181

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Ryan Spooner was benched in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to San Jose.
"I wasn't playing that well," Spooner admitted. "I mean, in the first period, I thought I was OK. The second period, I didn't play well at all. I don't disagree with it at all." He didn't get five-on-five playing time in the third after a turnover and a penalty, but he did earn an assist on a power-play goal by Patrice Bergeron. Joonas Kemppainen played on the third line in Spooner's place. Nov 18 - 9:23 AM

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Ryan Spooner scored his fourth goal of the season in Boston's loss to Colorado on Thursday night.

Spooner has points in each of his last three games and now has 10 points in 15 games this season.
Nov 12 - 11:10 PM

Ryan Spooner scored his third goal of the season in Sunday's 2-1 win against the Islanders.

He opened the scoring at the 13-minute mark of the first period. David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron picked up assists on Spooner's goal. He has three points in his last four games.
Nov 9 - 9:19 AM

Ryan Spooner joined Joonas Kemppainen and Tyler Randell on the fourth as a left winger last Friday and he stayed there during Monday's practice.

"I haven't been my best in my own end, so I guess being moved to the wing takes a little bit of stress off me," Spooner said. He responded well to the move in Friday's 5-3 win against the Islanders with the game-winning goal and an assist. Spooner has five points in seven games this year.
Oct 27 - 10:00 AM

Ryan Spooner notched a goal and an assist in Boston's 6-2 win against Colorado Wednesday night.

Chris Kelly joined Spooner and Jimmy Hayes on the third line and the trio broke out with their first points of the 2015-16 season. Kelly scored a goal in the match, while Jimmy Hayes amassed four points (one goal, three assists).
Oct 15 - 7:23 AM

The Bruins' third line has been struggling so far this season.

The unit, which features Ryan Spooner skating between Jimmy Hayes and Brett Connolly, was brutal in the Bruins' 4-2 loss to the Canadiens Saturday night registering a combined minus five and not generating a single shot on goal. The line was also realatively ineffective in the 6-2 loss to the Jets on Wednesday night. After a strong finish last season many had hoped Spooner could take a step forward and provide some of the offense lost in the trades of Milan Lucic and Dougie Hamilton. Thus far, that has not been the case.
Oct 11 - 8:59 AM

Ryan Spooner was busy working on his faceoffs after Tuesday's practice.

It's one of the aspects of his game that he would like to improve in addition to his play without the puck. "He's learning the responsibilities that come with the game at this level," coach Claude Julien said. "He's getting better about it. He wants to get better at it as well. So, he just keeps working at it. It doesn't come overnight. There's still some improvement to be made. But he's a lot better than he was at the beginning and that's what we want to see from those kind of players." Spooner is projected to center the third line this season between Jimmy Hayes and Brett Connolly. He is hoping to produce with more consistency, win 51 or 52 percent of his faceoffs and be a plus-player this season.
Sep 30 - 9:34 AM

Boston coach Claude Julien seems to favor a third line featuring Ryan Spooner skating between Jimmy Hayes and Brett Connolly.

This unit has been together in virtually every scrimmage since training camp opened and in the Bruins' two preseason games to date. Although the troika has not been perfect, it seems Julien would like to start the season with this line intact. All three players have upside, but it remains to be seen how much playing time they will get as a third line. Keep an eye on this situation.
Sep 26 - 8:10 AM

Ryan Spooner scored the tying goal with the goalie pulled in the final minute of regulation on Thursday night in what was eventually a 4-3 Bruins win over the Rangers.

Brad Marchand scored the shootout winner, Jeremy Smith scooped up the win, while veteran defenseman Zdeno Chara left the game with an upper-body injury. The Bruins will update Chara's status on Friday.
Sep 24 - 11:15 PM

Ryan Spooner is expected to start the year with Boston, but he isn't taking anything for granted going into training camp.

"I'm going to take it as I don't have a spot right now and that's kind of where my mind's at," Spooner said. He contributed eight goals and 10 assists in 24 games when he rejoined the NHL in late February. Spooner appears to have a spot locked up as Boston's third-line center.
Sep 10 - 11:01 AM

The Boston Bruins have re-signed restricted free agent center Ryan Spooner to a two-year, $1.9 million deal.

Spooner had a bit of a breakout season in 2014-15 registering 18 points in 29 games and looks to better that total now that he will have permanent spot on the Bruins' third line with Carl Soderberg off to Colorado. Spooner is someone to keep an eye on in the latter part of your hockey pool drafts.
Jul 1 - 4:05 PM

Bruins GM Don Sweeney feels Carl Soderberg's departure has created an opportunity for Ryan Spooner.

That meshes with Bruins coach Claude Julien's statements a couple weeks ago, reinforcing the idea that the third line center job is Spooner's to lose. Spooner had eight goals and 18 points in 29 games with Boston in 2014-15. He also had 26 points in 34 AHL contests.
Jun 26 - 9:36 AM

Ryan Spooner is considered the leading candidate to be Boston's third-line center next season.

"Everybody's got to win a job in training camp, but there's no doubt Ryan showed a lot last year," coach Claude Julien said. "I thought he took a real big step forward the second time he came up. As much as he was great on the power play, he seemed to be a little bit more engaged, which is an area that he wasn't doing as well before, so you hope he can take that next step to be even more engaged." Julien wants to see Spooner improve defensively, but he should be able to contribute offensively.
Jun 11 - 12:03 PM

After Providence was eliminated from the AHL playoffs last week, Ryan Spooner said he's looking forward to next season.

"I’ll stick around here for a bit and sort out some stuff," said Spooner. "Then I’ll go back home. I’m pretty exciting for the season coming up. I’m not happy with how it ended here, but when I played [in Boston] I thought I did well. I’m exciting to go home and work on some stuff, and just come into camp showing I’m there and I’m ready to play the same way I did [in the last two months]." The 23-year-old had eight goals and 18 points in 29 NHL games this season.
May 3 - 9:54 AM

Ryan Spooner was impressive down the stretch for Boston, but he knows he still has improvements to make.

The first item on that list is his 45.4 percent success rate on faceoffs. "I had some ups and downs on that. I had some games where I've been good, some games where I was bad," Spooner said. "And then I'd say probably, I guess, defensively (I have to improve). It's going to take some time, too. I've only played like (56 NHL games) so I'm going to try to work on that too." Spooner is a restricted free agent this summer and he should fit into the team's plans next season.
Apr 27 - 10:35 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Krejci
2Patrice Bergeron
3Ryan Spooner
4Chris Kelly
LW1Brad Marchand
2Loui Eriksson
3Matt Beleskey
4Zac Rinaldo
RW1David Pastrnak
2Brett Connolly
3Jimmy Hayes
4Tyler Randell
5Joonas Kemppainen
6Landon Ferraro
7Frank Vatrano
D1Zdeno Chara
2Torey Krug
3Dennis Seidenberg
4Adam McQuaid
5Zach Trotman
6Kevan Miller
7Colin Miller
8Joe Morrow
G1Tuukka Rask
2Jonas Gustavsson