|Assets:||Has good playmaking ability, two-way presence, leadership qualities and the versatility to play both center and wing. Displays all-round ability.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have ideal NHL size (5-11, 181 pounds), so he will have to add more bulk and get stronger to prove he can blossom at the highest level.|
|Career Potential:||Two-way forward with some upside.|
|OHL||William Hanley Trophy||2009-10|
|OHL||Second All-Rookie Team||2008-09|
|3/02/2015||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|3/02/2015||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|2/21/2015||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|10/19/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|10/03/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|10/01/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|4/11/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|4/09/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|4/04/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|4/03/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|4/02/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|4/01/2014||Recalled from the Providence Bruins (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/28/2014||Missed 2 games (illness).|
|1/28/2014||Assigned to the Providence Bruins (AHL).|
|12/08/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|11/03/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|10/31/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/28/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/24/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|3/18/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|2/08/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|2/04/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL) on an emergency basis.|
|1/17/2013||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|1/09/2013||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/14/2012||Assigned to Providence (AHL).|
|4/18/2012||Recalled from Providence (AHL).|
|9/23/2011||Returned to his junior team (Kingston-OHL).|
|7/20/2011||Signed by the Boston Bruins to a three-year entry-level contract.|
|4/07/2011||Signed by the Providence Bruins (AHL) to an amateur tryout contract.|
|9/28/2010||Returned to his junior team (Peterborough-OHL).|
|6/26/2010||Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round (45th overall) in 2010.|
Bruins center Ryan Spooner led Boston with two goals and seven shots on net in the loss to the Senators on Thursday. | 03/19/2015 10:26 PM
NewsBruins center Ryan Spooner led Boston with two goals and seven shots on net in the loss to the Senators on Thursday.
ImpactSpooner has played decently this month with four goals and four assists. He is a decent pickup in deeper leagues.
Bruins center Ryan Spooner scored twice during Tuesday's victory against the Senators. | 03/10/2015 10:07 PM
NewsBruins center Ryan Spooner scored twice during Tuesday's victory against the Senators.
ImpactHe also had four shots on goal and a plus-one rating on the night. Spooner now has three goals and eight points through 13 games. Loui Eriksson also lit the lamp for Boston in the contest.
Bruins center Ryan Spooner's first career goal was a big one. | 02/27/2015 9:32 PM
NewsBruins center Ryan Spooner's first career goal was a big one.
ImpactHe netted the overtime winner to defeat the Devils on Friday night. It was the 35th game of Spooner's career. Daniel Paille and David Pastrnak scored in regulation for Boston.
Spooner returned to Providence of AHL | 04/12/2014 9:30 AM
NewsThe Bruins re-assigned Ryan Spooner to Providence of the AHL.
CSN New England
ImpactHe played in Thursday's contest against the Jets spelling a weary Patrcice Bergeron. Spooner will finish the season in the AHL but will be the first call up should the Bruins suffer an injury in the playoffs.
Ryan Spooner has been called up by Boston | 04/09/2014 5:08 PM
NewsThe Boston Bruins have promoted Ryan Spooner.
ImpactSpooner has 11 goals and 45 points in 45 AHL games this season. He has another 11 points in 22 contests with Boston in 2013-14.
Ryan Spooner returns to the minors | 04/04/2014 1:55 PM
NewsRyan Spooner has been sent to AHL Providence.
ImpactSpooner has 11 points in 22 games with Boston this season. He's a point-per-game player in the minors.
Boston recalls Ryan Spooner as insurance | 04/02/2014 9:52 AM
NewsRyan Spooner has been called up by Boston.
ImpactHe will join the big club on their road swing in Detroit and Toronto, but it isn't certain if he'll play in either match. Spooner is ready to play if he gets the chance and he feels better than he did the last time he was up with Boston. When I first got sent back, I think I was 170 pounds and I just didn't really feel great. "I got my weight back up and I feel a lot better," said Spooner. "I don't know what I had; I just know I wasn't my best. And my play kind of showed it ... but I played a lot better in the last three or four weeks."
Boston demotes Ryan Spooner | 01/28/2014 3:54 PM
NewsRyan Spooner has been sent to the minors.
ImpactSpooner has 11 assists in 22 games with Boston this season. The 21-year-old forward also has 23 points in 21 AHL contests.
Ryan Spooner set to return Mon. from illness | 01/27/2014 9:40 AM
NewsRyan Spooner practiced Sunday and is projected to be available to play on Monday.
ImpactHe didn't suit up on Saturday because of an illness, but he said he's fine now. Spooner is still looking for his first NHL goal, but he has contributed 11 assists in 22 games this season.
Ryan Spooner (illness) misses Saturday's game | 01/26/2014 9:15 AM
NewsRyan Spooner was too sick to play on Saturday.
ImpactSpooner has no goals and 11 points in 22 games in 2013-14. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Spooner doing well but can do better | 01/18/2014 8:24 AM
NewsAlthough the Bruins are pleased with the performance of rookie Ryan Spooner to date, there is much room for improvement in his game.
CSN New England
ImpactHe has registered 10 assists in 20 games but has yet to score a goal. As well, he needs to improve on his 41.7 percent success rate in the faceoff circle and his minus one plus/minus rating. Spooner could also work on increasing his shot total. He has taken only 37 shots. That said, the 21-year-old pivot has done fairly well in his first tour of the NHL. Keep an eye on him for progress in the aforementioned areas.
Ryan Spooner has an assist Saturday | 01/12/2014 9:16 AM
NewsRyan Spooner was credited with an assist in Boston's 1-0 win over San Jose on Saturday.
CSN New England
ImpactSpooner has 10 assists in 18 games with Boston this season. The 21-year-old forward is averaging just 12:46 minutes per contest and while we would recommend keeping an eye on him, he's not quite ready to be grabbed in standard leagues.
Ryan Spooner collects 3 assists vs. Nashville | 12/24/2013 5:42 AM
NewsRyan Spooner contributed three assists in Monday's 6-2 victory versus Nashville.
ImpactHe saw 1:43 of ice time on the power play in the match and made the most of it with a pair of helpers. He also posted six shots but he's still looking for his first career NHL goal. Spooner has compiled seven assists in 10 games with Boston this season.
Rookie Bruin center needs to improve faceoffs | 12/21/2013 9:05 AM
NewsRookie Ryan Spooner has played eight games for the Boston Bruins this season and is a minus-2.
ImpactThe Bruins' brass likes his potential but, since he is a center, an area in which he must improve is faceoffs. He is 43.6 per cent on his faceoff draws, yet Boston coach Claude Julien lets him keep taking them. "If I pull him out and don't let him take draws, he'll never get better," Julien said.
Ryan Spooner joins the Boston Bruins | 12/08/2013 9:16 AM
NewsThe Boston Bruins have promoted Ryan Spooner.
CSN New England
ImpactSpooner has five goals and 24 points in 21 AHL contests. He also has two assists in two games with Boston this season.
Bruins return Ryan Spooner to the AHL | 11/04/2013 1:03 PM
NewsRyan Spooner has been returned to the minors.
ImpactHis demotion could mean that Loui Eriksson will be available for Tuesday's match-up against Dallas. Spooner had two assists in two games with Boston during his big-league recall.
Spooner a bright spot in Bruins' loss | 11/03/2013 8:49 AM
NewsRyan Spooner registered his second career assist in the Bruins' 3-1 loss to the Islanders Saturday night.
ImpactHe made his season debut Thursday against the Ducks and played well so he was back in the lineup Saturday. Spooner has some talent (he has two assists in two games this season) but does not have any real fantasy value this year as his opportunities will be limited to third and fourth line duty.
Ryan Spooner earns first NHL point Thursday | 11/01/2013 6:39 AM
NewsRyan Spooner made his season debut with the Boston Bruins Thursday night.
ImpactHe contributed an assist in the match to earn his first NHL point. Spooner skated in four games with Boston last year. Jordan Caron was a healthy scratch to make room for him in the lineup.
Boston brings up Ryan Spooner | 10/31/2013 3:25 PM
NewsRyan Spooner has been recalled by Boston.
ImpactHe'll be eligible to play Thursday night, but it's unclear if he will. If he does suit up then Carl Soderberg or Jordan Caron could be heading to the press box. Spooner has two goals and five assists in eight games this year with AHL Providence.
Spooner played on great line before demotion | 09/29/2013 9:32 AM
NewsBefore Ryan Spooner was sent down, he got to play alongside Jarome Iginla and Milan Lucic.
Impact"He was OK. I'd say his game was OK," Bruins coach Claude Julien said. "You're also playing against top lines now. It's a different dynamic. But he had his opportunity to play with some good guys and he wasn't bad. He just probably wasn't able to get the same room that he had in other games and he realized it's a little tighter that way." Spooner never had a real chance of securing a scoring line center spot over Patrice Bergeron or David Krejci. Still, he had 57 points in 59 AHL games last season and is worth keeping a close eye on if he gets summoned as an injury replacement.
Ryan Spooner heads to AHL, as B's make cuts | 09/28/2013 3:22 PM
NewsAs expected, Ryan Spooner has been returned to AHL Providence.
ImpactBoston wants him to play at center when he plays at the NHL level, but the team currently has plenty of depth at that position. Spooner had 17 goals and 57 points in 59 AHL games last season. The Bruins also assigned Matt Fraser and Matt Lindblad to the minors along with Spooner.
Ryan Spooner figures he's going to the AHL | 09/27/2013 6:39 AM
NewsRyan Spooner expects to be sent down to the minors when Boston makes their final roster cuts.
Impact"Yeah, I think the writing's on the wall with that," said Spooner after scoring the game-tying goal in the Bruins' 3-2 OT win versus Winnipeg. "I haven't played wing yet here so they want to keep me at the center position. I've played that my entire life so I don't mind, I guess, waiting until they think I'm ready." The Bruins are deep down the middle and that's where they'd like to play him when he makes the jump to the NHL.
Ryan Spooner unlikely to stick in NHL | 09/23/2013 9:28 AM
NewsRyan Spooner is still in the hunt for a roster spot.
ImpactHowever, it looks like he'll really have to impress this week to surpass bottom-six centers Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell. The Bruins see Spooner playing in the middle when he makes the jump to the NHL, but getting a roster position at this time may not be possible due to the team's depth.
Ryan Spooner hopes to stick with Boston | 08/23/2013 11:26 AM
NewsRyan Spooner is hoping to crack Boston's roster at training camp this year.
Impact"I think the only thing for me to do in camp is play my game and just try to open some eyes, show them that I'm ready to play," he said. "I think if I do that, hopefully they'll make a spot for me. If not, I'd be upset going back to Providence to play, but it's a great league down there, too, and the coaching staff is great, so I can learn a lot of stuff down there." Spooner led the Baby Bruins in scoring last year with 57 points in 59 games and he suited up in four contests with Boston. The Bruins are deep down the middle with Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Chris Kelly, and Gregory Campbell in the fold, but Spooner could remain with the team as a winger if he plays at the NHL level this year.
Ryan Spooner back in the minors | 03/24/2013 10:36 AM
NewsThe Boston Bruins have assigned Ryan Spooner to Providence of the AHL.
Official website of the Boston Bruins
ImpactSpooner appeared in three games for the Bruins after his second NHL recall on March 18 and was not able to make a significant impact during that span. We can't recommend grabbing him in standard leagues at this time.
Ryan Spooner fills in on Boston's second line | 03/20/2013 9:35 AM
NewsRyan Spooner started Tuesday night's 3-1 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Boston's second line between Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton in the place of injured center David Krejci.
ImpactHe ended up with two shots and went 4 for 8 on the faceoffs he took during his 15:29 of ice time. Spooner also saw 3:34 of ice time on the power play. He made his debut against Montreal on Feb. 6 and he logged just 5:29 of ice time. "We're giving him the opportunity, being a real good centerman, to play with some good players," said coach Claude Julien. "He's a great playmaker. I think it's a great opportunity for Spoons to take. We'll see where he goes with that."
Boston calls up Ryan Spooner | 03/18/2013 5:38 PM
NewsRyan Spooner has been summoned by the Boston Bruins.
ImpactSpooner has 12 goals and 45 points in 50 AHL games in 2012-13. He certainly has some offensive upside, but he's likely to serve as a bottom-six forward on Tuesday. With that in mind, we can't recommend grabbing him in standard leagues at this time.
Bruins might summon Ryan Spooner | 03/18/2013 9:27 AM
NewsDon't be surprised if the Boston Bruins call up Ryan Spooner.
ImpactDavid Krejci is dealing with a lower body injury and if he can't play on Tuesday, Spooner might be summoned. Spooner has 12 goals and 45 points in 50 AHL games this season. He logged 5:29 minutes in his NHL debut on Feb. 6 and hasn't played with Boston since.
Ryan Spooner sent back to AHL | 02/08/2013 10:04 AM
NewsRyan Spooner was sent back down to the AHL on Friday.
ImpactHe made his debut Wednesday and played 5:29. Spooner is a great prospect -- he has 30 points in 35 games in the AHL -- but getting such little ice time in the NHL wouldn't be great for his development. He'll get another chance should injuries strike and more playing time opens up.
Ryan Spooner to make NHL debut Wednesday | 02/06/2013 3:51 PM
NewsRyan Spooner is projected to make his NHL debut on Wednesday night.
CSN New England
ImpactHe practiced with Jamie Tardif and Lane MacDermid on Boston's fourth line during the morning skate. Spooner was recalled on an emergency basis because of injuries to Brad Marchand, Daniel Paille and Shawn Thornton. He will play because Marchand has been ruled out for the contest.
Bruins bring up Ryan Spooner | 02/05/2013 8:49 AM
NewsRyan Spooner has been summoned from the minors on an emergency basis.
ImpactHe may get the chance to make his NHL debut on Wednesday against Montreal if Brad Marchand is unable to play. Spooner has produced nine goals and 30 points in 35 games for AHL Providence this year.
Bruins send Spooner, Bartkowski to AHL | 01/18/2013 9:39 AM
NewsRyan Spooner and Matt Bartkowski have been assigned to AHL Providence.
ImpactSpooner has recorded seven goals and 20 points in 26 games during his rookie season in the minors, while Bartkowski has chipped in nine points from the back end over 30 contests.
Ryan Spooner scores only goal in loss | 01/02/2013 10:21 PM
NewsRyan Spooner potted Providence's lone goal in its 2-1 loss to Portland on Wednesday night.
ImpactThe 20-year-old is one of the Bruins' best prospects and is in the midst of his first lengthy stay. Blessed with exceptional speed and creativity, Spooner has seven goals and 17 points in 24 games this year and may not be too far from the NHL.
|10/18/2014||Bos||Buf||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|10/16/2014||Bos||Mtl||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||Did not dress|
|Goals||2||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 19||0|
|Assists||1||7 times-last:at Fla||last:Mar 21||3|
|Points||2||2 times-last:at Ott||last:Mar 19||3|
|Penalty Minutes||2||vs. Cgy||Mar 5||2|
|Plus/Minus||1||5 times-last:at Pit||last:Mar 14||1|
|Power Play Goals||1||3 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Mar 26||0|
|Power Play Points||1||5 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Mar 26||2|
|Shorthanded Goals||0||21 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Mar 26||0|
|Shorthanded Points||0||21 times-last:vs. Ana||last:Mar 26||0|
|Shots||7||at Ott||Mar 19||6|
|Penalty Minutes||6||2013-14 (Bos)|
|Plus/Minus||0||2 times-last: 2013-14 (Bos)|
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