Ryan Bradley Spooner (born January 30, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward who plays for the HC Dinamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers and Vancouver Canucks. He was selected by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 45th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
Spooner in September 2015 with the Bruins
January 30, 1992|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)|
New York Rangers
45th overall, 2010|
Spooner was selected fifth overall in the 2008 OHL Bantam Draft by the Peterborough Petes. In his third season with the Petes, on November 11, 2010, Spooner was traded to the Kingston Frontenacs in exchange for Alan Quine, Clark Seymour, a 2011 second-round draft pick and a 2013 second-round draft pick.
Spooner made his NHL debut for Boston on February 6, 2013, against the Montreal Canadiens. Spooner was called up to the Bruins for the first time in the 2013–14 season on October 31, 2013. Playing against the Anaheim Ducks, Spooner assisted on a Carl Söderberg goal to record his first NHL point. Spooner scored his first career NHL goal on February 27, 2015, in overtime to beat the New Jersey Devils 3–2 in a Boston road victory. Spooner's first goal in regulation time came as the first Boston goal in a 3–1 road defeat of the Ottawa Senators on March 10, 2015, with Spooner also scoring a second goal in the same game.
On July 1, 2015 the Boston Bruins re-signed Spooner to a two-year, $1.9 million contract worth $950,000 annually.
On July 26, 2017, Spooner and the Bruins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.825 million.
New York RangersEdit
On February 25 Spooner along with: Matt Beleskey, Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick were traded to the New York Rangers in exchange for Rick Nash. On July 31, 2018, as a restricted free agent Spooner signed to a two-year deal with the Rangers.
Spooner struggled to replicate his initial success with the Rangers to begin the 2018–19 season, posting 2 points in 16 games before he was traded to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Ryan Strome on November 16, 2018. His offensive woes continued with the Oilers, registering just 2 goals in 24 games before he was placed on waivers by the Oilers on January 21, 2019. After clearing waivers, Spooner was later re-assigned to affiliate, the Bakersfield Condors, on January 23, marking his first return to the AHL since 2015.
Spooner played in 7 games with the streaking Condors, posting 6 points, before he was traded by the Edmonton Oilers to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Sam Gagner on February 16, 2019. Remaining on the NHL roster, Spooner played out the remainder of the season registering 4 assists in 11 games for the Canucks.
With the Canucks in need of salary cap relief, Spooner was placed on unconditional waivers and bought out from the remaining year on his contract on June 30, 2019.
As a free agent, Spooner opted to pause his NHL career, agreeing to a one-year European contract with Swiss club, HC Lugano of the NL on July 17, 2019. Spooner was a healthy scratch for most of the beginning of the season, appearing in only 2 games (1 assist) through Lugano's first 14 regular season games. With no intention from the coaching staff to reinsert Spooner in the lineup, he joined HC Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on October 21, 2019.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2017–18||New York Rangers||NHL||20||4||12||16||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2018–19||New York Rangers||NHL||16||1||1||2||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
|Second All-Rookie Team||2009|||
|William Hanley Trophy||2010|||
|CHL Top Prospects Game||2010|
- "Frontenacs land Spooner". Lake Shore Advance. November 12, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
- "Kingston Frontenacs send Spooner to the Sarnia Sting for Kujawinski". National Hockey League. January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
- Switaj, Caryn (February 28, 2015). "Spooner Nets First NHL Goal to Lift Bruins in OT". bruins.nhl.com. Boston Bruins. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
- Stevenson, Chris (March 11, 2015). "Spooner scores twice, Bruins extend lead on Senators". NHL.com. National Hockey league. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
- "Bruins Sign Ryan Spooner To Two-Year Contract, Jeremy Smith To One-Year Deal". NESN. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
- Johnston, Mike (July 26, 2017). "Bruins, RFA Ryan Spooner settle on $2.825M salary cap hit". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- Russo, Eric (February 12, 2018). "Special Delivery: B's Take Down Devils". nhl.com/bruins. National Hockey League. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
...Following a Patrice Bergeron faceoff win, Krug one-timed a feed from Ryan Spooner (his 100th career assist) by Lack to once again give the Bruins the lead.
- "Ranger Acquire 2018 1st Rd. Pick, Lindgren, Spooner, Beleskey, 2019 Pick". NHL.com. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- "Rangers Agree to Terms With Ryan Spooner". NHL.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
- "RELEASE: Oilers acquire Spooner from Rangers". NHL.com. November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
- "Oilers place forwards Ty Rattie, Ryan Spooner on waivers". sportsnet.ca. January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
- "Oilers send Spooner, Yamamoto to AHL". The Sports Network. January 23, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
- "Canucks acquire Ryan Spooner from Oilers for Sam Gagner". Vancouver Canucks. February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- "Canucks move to buy out Ryan Spooner". Vancouver Sun. June 30, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
- "Ryan Spooner arrives at Lugano" (in Italian). HC Lugano. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
- "Ryan Spooner statistics". The Hockey News. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.