BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 4, that the team has recalled forward Ryan Spooner from the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League). Spooner will join the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, February 5 and travel with the team to Montreal in advance of their game on Wednesday against the Canadiens.
The recall for Spooner is the first NHL regular season recall of Spooner’s career. In 35 games for the Providence Bruins this season, the 21-year-old is tied for the team lead in points with 30 with nine goals and 21 assists. Spooner has recorded 12 goals and 25 assists in 43 career AHL games. The 5’10’’, 175-pound native of Kanata, Ontario had back-to-back 60+ point seasons in the Ontario Hockey League before joining the P-Bruins, having tallied 66 points in 57 games split between Kingston and Sarnia last year, and 81 points in 64 games during the 2010-11 season split between Peterborough and Kingston.
Spooner was originally drafted by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
PRACTICE CHANGE FOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 5
The Bruins will depart for Montreal on Tuesday and practice at the Bell Centre. Practice will not be held at Ristuccia as previously scheduled.