Bruins Send Spooner Back to Providence

Ken Bell

kbell@ab6.com

Bruins news release…

BOSTON BRUINS ASSIGN RYAN SPOONER TO PROVIDENCE BRUINS

BOSTON, MA – Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced
today, February 7, that forward Ryan Spooner has been assigned to the
Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).

Spooner was recalled for the first time in his career on Tuesday,
February 5 and made his NHL debut during the Bruins 2-1 win over the
Canadiens in Montreal on Wednesday, February 6. In that game, Spooner
had 5:29 of ice time.

In 35 games for the Providence Bruins this season, the 21-year-old is
tied for the team lead in points with 30 on 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.