BOSTON - Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney announced today, July 26, that the team has signed forward Ryan Spooner to a one-year contract worth $2,825,000.
"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 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 will be available to media via conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. Details for the conference call can be found at the bottom of the release.
Spooner, 25, skated in 78 games with the Bruins in 2016-17, recording 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points. His 18 power play points were good for fourth on the team. Spooner also skated in four playoff games for Boston against the Senators, logging two assists. He established career highs in all offensive categories during the 2015-16 season, tallying 13 goals and 36 assists for 49 points in 80 games. In his five-year NHL career, the 5-foot-10, 184-pound forward has played in 214 games, compiling 32 goals and 85 assists for 117 points.
Prior to his professional career, Spooner spent six seasons in the Ontario Hockey League, playing for the Peterborough Petes for three seasons, the Kingston Frontenacs for two seasons, and the Sarnia Sting for one season.
The Ottawa, ON native was drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 45th overall, of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
TRANSACTION: Boston Bruins sign forward Ryan Spooner to a one-year contract worth $2,825,000.