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Ryan Spooner | Center | #51

Team: Boston Bruins
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/30/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 184
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (45) / BOS
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Boston has made Ryan Spooner's contract signing official.
It is indeed a one-year deal worth $2.825 million, which was initially reported by Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman this morning. "We are pleased with the process and are happy to have Ryan's contract resolved. His agent, Murray Kuntz, and Ryan were both very professional, and our group was well prepared as they had worked very diligently prior to arriving at a settlement point," said GM Don Sweeney. "We know Ryan has the offensive skills to be an impactful player, especially while on the power play. We expect Ryan to continue to take the necessary steps with his development to be an even more complete, two-way player." Spooner took a step back last season with 39 points in 78 games after he had 49 points over 80 matches in 2015-16. He will have to be better this year because the Bruins have other players in the pipeline looking to move up and take his place. Jul 26 - 3:12 PM

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Ryan Spooner and the Bruins have reportedly avoided going to arbitration and have settled on a new deal.

Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reports that the Bruins have agreed to a one-year, $2.825 million contract. That would put both sides in the middle of what they were seeking from arbitration. Spooner had 11 goals and 39 points in 78 games last season.
Jul 26 - 11:13 AM

Ryan Spooner and the Bruins appear to be heading for salary arbitration.

The two sides may not be able to bridge the gap before his hearing takes place on Wednesday. Spooner has asked for $3.85 million and Boston put in a request for a one-year, $2 million award. However, it's still possible that a new deal could be worked out before or after the arbitrator makes a ruling.
Jul 25 - 10:15 AM

Ryan Spooner is expected to get between $2.7 million and $3.5 million for the 2017-18 campaign.

Spooner is coming off a two-year, $1.9 million contract, so that will represent a substantial raise for him. He had 11 goals and 39 points in 78 contests in 2016-17, but he also spent time as a healthy scratch during the playoffs. He's set to go for arbitration on July 26, so it will be interesting to see if the two sides can work out a compromise before the hearing.
Jul 17 - 4:11 AM

Ryan Spooner's arbitration date is set for July 26.

In other words the Bruins and Spooner have a little over two weeks left to come to terms if they want to avoid a hearing. Spooner is likely to get a significant raise from his previous two-year, $1.9 million contract, but his future with the Bruins is in question given that he spent some time as a healthy scratch during the playoffs.
Jul 10 - 4:24 AM

Ryan Spooner has filed for arbitration.

Spooner scored 11 goals and 39 points in 78 games, but he ended up spending time in the press box during the playoffs. He's coming off a two-year, $1.9 million contract.
Source: NHLPA.com
Jul 5 - 6:12 PM

The Boston Bruins are reportedly listening to offers for Ryan Spooner.

Spooner is eligible to become a restricted free agent this summer and the Bruins might not re-sign him even if they don't trade him. Spooner, 25, took a step back in terms of offensive production in 2016-17 with 11 goals and 39 points in 78 contests. In the playoffs he ended up being listed as a healthy scratch in Games 5 and 6, highlighting just how far he had fallen in the team's depth charts. Some of the teams that might be interested in his services include New Jersey, Vancouver, and Las Vegas.
May 4 - 6:20 PM

If Ryan Spooner is back with the Bruins next season then team president Cam Neely expects him to be better.

"Whether it's that player being more consistent or an upgrade of a player being more consistent, yeah," Neely said. "You see the depth of a successful team, you need that depth. Ryan's done a great job on the power play, but there's more to the game than just being a specialty player. I think if we get some help in that regard, it will be beneficial for the team." Spooner will be a restricted free agent this summer and could still return to Boston.
May 3 - 10:04 AM

Ryan Spooner might have played in his last game with the Boston Bruins.

Spooner was scratched for Game 5 and then held out of Game 6 as well despite the fact that the Bruins were missing David Krejci (knee). Spooner will be a restricted free agent this summer, so the Bruins are in a position to re-sign him if that's what they want, but he might have fallen out of favor.
Apr 24 - 10:25 AM

Ryan Spooner will not play in Game 6 Sunday afternoon.

Spooner was scratched for Game 5, but there was a chance he would draw back into the lineup given that David Krejci isn't available. Boston decided to go with Matt Beleskey instead though. Spooner isn't 100% healthy, but he's good enough that he could play if called upon.
Apr 23 - 2:19 PM

Ryan Spooner will be scratched in Game 5 on Friday.

Whether or not Spooner is a healthy scratch is a matter of interpretation. Spooner is less than 100%, but he could play through the ailment if asked. However, the Bruins have decided to dress Sean Kuraly instead.
Apr 21 - 2:08 PM

Ryan Spooner is expected to center Boston's second line in Game 2 against Ottawa.

Spooner is being given more responsibility because of the injury to David Krejci. David Backes and Drew Stafford are expected to be his wingers. "I think as a line, if we just get some pucks to the net, we’ll be fine. If we try to get cute, it’s not going to work for us," said Spooner. With Game 1 being so tight, the Bruins will need their second line to produce offense at some point.
Apr 15 - 9:59 AM

Ryan Spooner scored his 12th goal of the season during Sunday's 3-2 win over Chicago.

Mark it now two games in a row with a point for the youngster. Spooner is now up to 40 points in 75 games as well for the year.
Apr 2 - 3:46 PM

Ryan Spooner has contributed five assists in the last nine games.

Four of those helpers have come on the power play. Spooner played 9:51 of his 14:51 of total ice time during even strength on Saturday. His struggles at five-on-five lately may have something to do with the concussion he recovered from recently. Still, his ability to produce on the man advantage is encouraging.
Apr 2 - 8:21 AM

Ryan Spooner is expected to return to the lineup Wednesday from a concussion.

He centered the third line during the morning skate between Frank Vatrano and Jimmy Hayes. Spooner missed the last three games due to the injury.
Mar 15 - 6:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Patrice Bergeron
2David Krejci
3Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson
4Ryan Spooner
5Austin Czarnik
LW1Brad Marchand
2Anders Bjork
3Sean Kuraly
4Frank Vatrano
5Matt Beleskey
6Tim Schaller
7Jake DeBrusk
RW1David Pastrnak
2David Backes
3Riley Nash
4Noel Acciari
5Kenny Agostino
D1Torey Krug
2Charlie McAvoy
3Brandon Carlo
4Zdeno Chara
5Adam McQuaid
6Kevan Miller
7Paul Postma
8Matthew Grzelcyk
G1Tuukka Rask
2Anton Khudobin
3Malcolm Subban