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Ryan Spooner, C/LW

Shoots: L

Height: 5-10

Weight: 181

Born: 1992-01-30

Hometown: Kanata, Ont

Drafted: 2010 by Boston, 45th overall

 

 

 

 

 

Observations:

 

October 2014 - Ryan Spooner has made the Bruins' opening day roster. He will likely take a spot on the fourth line, alongside Daniel Paille and Matt Fraser. It's an excellent opportunity for Spooner to show he is NHL-ready. Don't expect many points from Spooner this year, unless injuries give him the opportunity for more ice time. - Michael Boeckler

 

December 2013 - Spooner has been recalled by the Bruins as a result of an injury to Chris Kelly. Because Kelly will miss at least 10 games, Spooner has the opportunity to stick for awhile. Although he'll mostly serve in a depth role, his 19 points in 19 AHL games so far this year indicate that he could make do with little ice time. Not worth owning in one-year leagues, but this will be a great glimpse into how soon he'll contribute to keeper leagues. - Dobber

 

September 2013 - Ryan Spooner is making it awfully hard for the Bruins to send him back to Providence with an exceptionally strong performance at the 2013-14 Bruins’ training camp.  His biggest obstacle to starting the year in Boston may be organizational depth, as he will likely have to beat out either Chris Kelly or Gregory Campbell.  The 21-year-old had a tremendous first year in Providence (57 points in 59 games) and is getting very close to earning a spot in the NHL.  Michael Boeckler

 

June 2013 – The diminutive center will have to be patient before cracking Boston’s roster. Baring a trade at the center position, the top two lines for Boston are set for many years with Krejci and Bergeron down the middle, especially with Tyler Seguin, a natural center, being accommodated by playing the wing. Despite that fact, the versatile Spooner can find a niche short-term on the second line as a winger or third line as a center because his overall two-way play is very good. With Horton’s future uncertain in Boston, Spooner could find himself with the big club if Horton moves onto greener pastures. Spooner will probably spend half of the year in the AHL and if he can maintain his dominance, he could get called up by the Big Club. With Boston’s long playoff run, injuries may occur for Boston next year and an opportunity will surely come for this less-gritted Claude Giroux to have some cups of coffee. Samuel Chretien

 

 

June 2013 - Spooner finished his first professional season on a great note topping all rookies in assists (40) and points (57) earning his way onto the AHL All-Rookie Team. Brendan Ross

 

March 2013 – He has recently been given a taste of NHL blood and has a thirst for more. Spooner is leading the Providence Bruins in scoring at a rate of just under a point-per-game and is in a tie for 20th in AHL scoring with only a pair of other rookies ahead of him. He does not have a huge ceiling, but is defiantly showing potential as a top six, reliable fantasy option in the not too distant future for owners and prospective ones. Boston is a great place to own offensive prospects right now, the only frustration will be the wait and opportunities to break into the lineup. Jason Banks

 

December 2012 - Spooner has made the jump to the American Hockey League and it has been a successful one. The small crafty playmaker has picked up 10 assists and added a half-dozen goals to sit third in Providence scoring with 16 points in 23 games. Spooner is an interesting prospect but it his development is trending in the right direction.  The Bruins are hoping he can translate into a top-six player and he is not too far away. Brendan Ross

 

December, 2011 – At 5’10 and 175 lbs, offensive dynamo Ryan Spooner won’t scare anyone with his physical attributes. But the savvy forward has the kind of on-ice intelligence that makes him a dangerous weapon just the same. Although he has no chance of touching Savard’s OHL numbers at the same age- his 96 assists will likely be more than the 2010 second round selection’s point total to end the year- Spooner can perhaps fill a similar role in the future. Matthew Bugg

 

Fantasy Outlook: B+

Boston’s deep roster will be tough to crack but he is progressing well and should see part-time action in 2013-14.

 

Footage:

 

Spooner scores a hat trick, one assist and the game winning goal:

 

 

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