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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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The Boston Bruins have reportedly engaged in trade discussions involving Ryan Spooner with multiple teams.
Trading Spooner would make some sense as it seems that Boston's depth, particularly at the center position, has hurt his value to the Bruins. It also recently seemed that he was in coach Claude Julien's doghouse and Spooner has spent some time on the fourth line. That being said he had 49 points last season and at the age of 24 still has some untapped upside. A change of scenery might be in all parties' best interest. The Carolina Hurricanes, San Jose Sharks, and New York Islanders have shown interest in Spooner, according to CSN New England's source. Dec 5 - 10:30 AM

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Ryan Spooner will continue to play on the Bruins' fourth line Sunday against the Lightning.

In Saturday's scrimmage he skated alongside center Dominic Moore and winger Jimmy Hayes. When asked when Spooner could reclaim a spot on one of the Bruins' top two lines, Boston coach Claude Julien had this to say: "You’re going to have to ask him. Obviously, you know, I’m not satisfied with his game right now, so he can answer for himself." Yikes. Sounds like Spooner is seriously in Julien's doghouse at the moment. We would bench him for the time being.
Nov 27 - 7:59 AM

Ryan Spooner ended up centering the fourth line on Saturday.

He played between Sean Kuraly and Jimmy Hayes, while Matt Beleskey took his left-wing spot in the second line alongside David Krejci and David Backes.
Nov 21 - 9:31 AM

Ryan Spooner has been much more productive lately.

He has one goal and two assists over a three-game point streak and five points over his last seven contests. Spooner had one goal and one assist in his first eight appearances this campaign.
Nov 14 - 9:22 AM

Ryan Spooner scored his second goal of the season in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over Tampa Bay.

He registered Boston's lone power-play marker on four chances in the contest. The goal ended his four-game pointless skid. Spooner has three points in nine games this season.
Nov 4 - 7:16 AM

The Boston Bruins are willing to potentially swap Ryan Spooner for a young studly defender to help out their aging blue line.

Which makes sense. While not blessed in the same way that say Toronto or Arizona are with young phenoms at the forward position, Boston could certain stand to begin to re-tool their defense corps. Spooner represents one of their most promising and ready-to-play young talents and many a Bruins would agree that a certain withholding right-handed defender in Winnipeg would look just dandy next to Torey Krug.
Oct 29 - 10:04 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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