Ryan Spooner

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.

Ryan Spooner
Ryan Spooner - Boston Bruins.jpg
Spooner in September 2015 with the Bruins
Born (1992-01-30) January 30, 1992 (age 28)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 191 lb (87 kg; 13 st 9 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
Dinamo Minsk
Boston Bruins
New York Rangers
Edmonton Oilers
Vancouver Canucks
HC Lugano
NHL Draft 45th overall, 2010
Boston Bruins
Playing career 2011–present

Playing careerEdit

JuniorEdit

 
Spooner in July 2011.

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.[1]

On January 5, 2012, Spooner was then traded by the Frontenacs to the Sarnia Sting for Ryan Kujawinski.[2]

ProfessionalEdit

Boston BruinsEdit

As a rookie, Spooner led the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League (AHL), the Boston Bruins' top minor league affiliate, in points, scoring 57 points in 59 games.

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.[3] 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.[4]

On July 1, 2015 the Boston Bruins re-signed Spooner to a two-year, $1.9 million contract worth $950,000 annually.[5]

On July 26, 2017, Spooner and the Bruins avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract worth $2.825 million.[6]

In 2018, Spooner scored his 100th NHL career assist on February 11, assisting on defenceman Torey Krug's second period goal during a 5–3 victory over the New Jersey Devils.[7]

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.[8] On July 31, 2018, as a restricted free agent Spooner signed to a two-year deal with the Rangers.[9]

Edmonton OilersEdit

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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

Vancouver CanucksEdit

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.[13] 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.[14]

EuropeEdit

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.[15] 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.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09 Peterborough Petes OHL 62 30 28 58 8 4 0 1 1 0
2009–10 Peterborough Petes OHL 47 19 35 54 12 3 0 1 1 2
2010–11 Peterborough Petes OHL 14 10 9 19 2
2010–11 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 50 25 37 62 6 5 4 2 6 2
2010–11 Providence Bruins AHL 3 2 1 3 0
2011–12 Kingston Frontenacs OHL 27 14 18 32 8
2011–12 Sarnia Sting OHL 30 15 19 34 8 6 1 2 3 8
2011–12 Providence Bruins AHL 5 1 3 4 0
2012–13 Providence Bruins AHL 59 17 40 57 14 12 2 3 5 4
2012–13 Boston Bruins NHL 4 0 0 0 0
2013–14 Providence Bruins AHL 49 11 35 46 8 12 6 9 15 2
2013–14 Boston Bruins NHL 23 0 11 11 6
2014–15 Boston Bruins NHL 29 8 10 18 2
2014–15 Providence Bruins AHL 34 8 18 26 10 5 0 4 4 0
2015–16 Boston Bruins NHL 80 13 36 49 35
2016–17 Boston Bruins NHL 78 11 28 39 14 4 0 2 2 0
2017–18 Boston Bruins NHL 39 9 16 25 2
2017–18 New York Rangers NHL 20 4 12 16 2
2018–19 New York Rangers NHL 16 1 1 2 0
2018–19 Edmonton Oilers NHL 25 2 1 3 2
2018–19 Bakersfield Condors AHL 7 2 4 6 6
2018–19 Vancouver Canucks NHL 11 0 4 4 0
2019–20 HC Lugano NL 2 0 1 1 0
2019–20 Dinamo Minsk KHL 43 10 27 37 6
NHL totals 325 48 119 167 63 4 0 2 2 0

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2009 Canada Ontario U17   6 4 6 10 0
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 2 0 2 2
Junior totals 12 6 6 12 2

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
OHL
Second All-Rookie Team 2009 [16]
William Hanley Trophy 2010 [16]
CHL Top Prospects Game 2010
AHL
All-Rookie Team 2013 [16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Frontenacs land Spooner". Lake Shore Advance. November 12, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Kingston Frontenacs send Spooner to the Sarnia Sting for Kujawinski". National Hockey League. January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  3. ^ Switaj, Caryn (February 28, 2015). "Spooner Nets First NHL Goal to Lift Bruins in OT". bruins.nhl.com. Boston Bruins. Retrieved February 28, 2015.
  4. ^ Stevenson, Chris (March 11, 2015). "Spooner scores twice, Bruins extend lead on Senators". NHL.com. National Hockey league. Retrieved March 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Bruins Sign Ryan Spooner To Two-Year Contract, Jeremy Smith To One-Year Deal". NESN. July 1, 2015. Retrieved July 6, 2015.
  6. ^ Johnston, Mike (July 26, 2017). "Bruins, RFA Ryan Spooner settle on $2.825M salary cap hit". Sportsnet.ca. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ "Ranger Acquire 2018 1st Rd. Pick, Lindgren, Spooner, Beleskey, 2019 Pick". NHL.com. February 25, 2018. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
  9. ^ "Rangers Agree to Terms With Ryan Spooner". NHL.com. July 31, 2018. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
  10. ^ "RELEASE: Oilers acquire Spooner from Rangers". NHL.com. November 16, 2018. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
  11. ^ "Oilers place forwards Ty Rattie, Ryan Spooner on waivers". sportsnet.ca. January 21, 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  12. ^ "Oilers send Spooner, Yamamoto to AHL". The Sports Network. January 23, 2019. Retrieved January 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Canucks acquire Ryan Spooner from Oilers for Sam Gagner". Vancouver Canucks. February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "Canucks move to buy out Ryan Spooner". Vancouver Sun. June 30, 2019. Retrieved June 30, 2019.
  15. ^ "Ryan Spooner arrives at Lugano" (in Italian). HC Lugano. July 17, 2019. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  16. ^ a b c "Ryan Spooner statistics". The Hockey News. February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.

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