Boston Bruins: Ryan Spooner Gets Shot On First Line vs. Winnipeg Jets
The highlight of tonight’s game was the addition of Ryan Spooner to the first line for the Bruins. Spooner was called up on an emergency basis from the Providence Bruins to replace David Krejci, who is out with a leg injury.
Spooner was the Bruins’ third pick taken in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 45th overall. The talent forward wasn’t talked about much during his draft year because it was the same draft the NHL saw Taylor Hall and Tyler Seguin drafted first and second respectively.
Despite having a great training camp in 2010, Spooner was returned to his Ontario Hockey League team, the Peterborough Petes. During the 2010-11 season, Spooner requested a trade and was granted it. The sniper was traded to the Kingston Frontenacs, and was then traded last season to the Sarnia Sting.
Spooner began the lockout-shortened season in the AHL with the Bruins. This season, he has accumulated 45 points on 12 goals and 33 assists in 50 games. He was recalled already once this season on February 6 against the Montreal Canadians.
The 21-year old has a future with the big bad Bruins, and will eventually get more playing time. However, he will only remain with the team while Krejci is on the mends. While he is up with the in bigs, he will do his best to impress the front office and coaching staff.
The Bruins will try and recover from yet another blown lead against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday.