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Ryan Spooner | Center | #51

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 184
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (45) / BOS

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Ryan Spooner is projected to play between Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes on Tuesday night.
"When the third line has zero, you need to create some offense somehow," said coach Claude Julien. "This is not about Ryan Spooner not doing the job on the wing [with David Krejci and David Backes Saturday]. I thought he had a decent game and he did score. But that [third] line has been flat and we need a little bit more throughout our lineup." Riley Nash had been serving as the center for Beleskey and Hayes. Oct 25 - 9:46 AM

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Ryan Spooner responded with a better game Saturday night after being scratched for the Bruins' game on Thursday.

Boston coach Claude Julien has not been happy with Spooner's play this season and sat him down Thursday night against the Devils. Although according to Julien Spooner was better, it is apparent the 24-year-old has some work to do. Despite scoring his first goal of the season, Spooner was on the ice for the Canadiens final two goals in the Bruins' 4-2 loss. Of his own performance, Spooner said the following: "I had four or five (chances) that I could have scored on. I’ve just got to bear down on those. It’s good that I’m getting those looks, but I have to bear down on them. I think it [being scratched]was kind of a message that I just haven’t been the player I can be. I have to use it as some motivation, and just go out there and play."
Oct 23 - 8:31 AM

Ryan Spooner scored a power play goal at the 8:09 minute mark in the Boston Bruins 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Saturday night.

This was Spooner’s first goal and only his second points of the season. He had an assist in the October 13th matchup with the Blue Jackets. Two points in his first four games puts him on target to rise to his 2015-16 mark of 13 goals, 36 assists for a total of 49 points. Saturday night, Spooner had assists from David Backes and David Krejci.
Oct 23 - 12:31 AM

Ryan Spooner will indeed play Saturday against Montreal.

Spooner has a point in three games, and 50 points over his last 83 games, so we'd get him in your lineup if your league is deep enough to sustain him.
Oct 22 - 4:12 PM

Ryan Spooner and Rob O'Gara will each be scratched from Thursday's match against New Jersey.

Spooner has a point in three games thus far, and he posted 49 points in 80 games last season so it's a surprise to see him out of the lineup. But the season is young so we wouldn't jump to conclusions just yet.
Source: Matt Kalman
Oct 20 - 6:24 PM

Ryan Spooner may become Boston's third-line center when Patrice Bergeron is able to return from injury.

He could play between Danton Heinen and Jimmy Hayes. Spooner has been lining up on the left side with David Krejci, but he is much more comfortable playing in the middle.
Oct 19 - 9:44 AM

Coach Claude Julien wants to get more contributions from his second and third lines.

The top line has generated all seven of Boston's goals after the first two games of the season. "Right now, we probably need a little more from the Krejci line," said Julien. "You've got enough skill there that you hope it can give you a little more offense." Ryan Spooner and David Krejci have contributed an assist each, but that is when they joined late in the opener by top-line winger David Pastrnak. Normally, Danton Heinen plays on that line.
Oct 17 - 9:19 AM

Ryan Spooner sent Bruins fans home happy with the overtime winner in Saturday's pre-season finale.

Spooner took a shrewd David Backes feed and was off to the races by center ice. Spooner rushed in on Steve Mason down the right slot, leaned left, and put it back against the grain for the game's only goal 1:48 into overtime. The second year pro is set up nicely to surpass last season's totals of 13 goals and 49 points, so watch out.
Oct 8 - 8:08 PM

Ryan Spooner is being tried at left wing during training camp.

He has joined a line with David Krejci and David Backes. Spooner does prefer playing in the middle, but Austin Czarnik has impressed and is pushing for a roster spot as Boston's third-line center. It will take some adjustments on his part.
Oct 6 - 7:18 AM

Ryan Spooner won just 4-of-16 draws in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to Detroit.

He was also given a penalty for a faceoff violation and the Red Wings ended up scoring on the power play. "I wasn't great on my faceoffs tonight, trying to cheat a little too much," Spooner said. "I think maybe I need to bear down a little bit more, maybe not try to win them clean but just tie up a little more. I just tried to cheat a little more and it didn't work." Spooner did manage to assist on Austin Czarnik's lone goal of the game for the Bruins in the second period. He wants to play center but he'll have to show improvement between now and the start of the season for that to happen.
Sep 29 - 7:29 AM

Ryan Spooner has been taking faceoff lessons from Dominic Moore.

Spooner could certainly use the help, though Moore isn't known for his success on the draw either. Moore won just 43.1% of his draws last season and is 48.8% over his career. Meanwhile, Spooner had a 46.3% success rate on the draw last season. That said, Moore has participated in 14,723 draws at the NHL level at this point, so if nothing else he has plenty of experience to lean on when helping Spooner.
Sep 26 - 10:08 AM

The plan is for Ryan Spooner to start the season as a center.

Spooner recently voiced his preference to do just that. Spooner's role with the team came into question after the Bruins added David Backes, Riley Nash, and Dominic on top of returning centers Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. We'll have to wait to see how that all works out.
Sep 22 - 4:14 PM

Ryan Spooner is hoping that the Boston Bruins' offseason moves don't force him to shift from center to the wing.

"I’ve thought about it, and I’d really prefer to play in the middle of the ice," said Spooner. "It’s just where I guess I’ve always played. But if they want to play me on the wing and they think that’s where I’m best, then that’s where I’m going to play. I’d prefer if they told me [a definitive answer] like a week-and-a-half before the season starts so I can work on some stuff. It’s definitely a change for sure, so I guess we’ll see." If the Bruins had sat on their hands this summer, Spooner would likely be the team's third-line center behind Patrice Bergeron and David Krejci. However, the additions of David Backes, Riley Nash, and Dominic Moore have made Boston very deep up the middle and obviously some of them will have to serve as wingers instead.
Sep 13 - 8:49 AM

Ryan Spooner will center Boston's third line on Friday against the Blues.

Spooner is expected to be flanked by Frank Vatrano and Lee Stempniak, which could do some damage tonight. Through 75 games this season Spooner has posted 13 goals and 47 points with 33 PIMs.
Source: Lou Korac
Apr 1 - 6:43 PM

Ryan Spooner (undisclosed) hopes to play Friday night.

He was back on the ice for Thursday's practice. Spooner may play between Frank Vatrano and Lee Stempniak against St. Louis.
Apr 1 - 7:23 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3David Backes
4Ryan Spooner
5Austin Czarnik
6Dominic Moore
7Tim Schaller
LW1Brad Marchand
2Matt Beleskey
3Frank Vatrano
4Noel Acciari
RW1David Pastrnak
2Jimmy Hayes
3Riley Nash
4Danton Heinen
5Brian Ferlin
D1Torey Krug
2Zdeno Chara
3Adam McQuaid
4John-Michael Liles
5Kevan Miller
6Joe Morrow
7Colin Miller
8Brandon Carlo
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Malcolm Subban
4Zane McIntyre