By: Erin Walsh
As reported by Elliotte Friedman, the Boston Bruins have settled on a one year deal worth $2.825M with Ryan Spooner to avoid arbitration. Earlier this week we heard that Ryan Spooner was asking for $3.85M, while the Bruins were only offering him $2M.
Over the past two seasons with the Bruins, Spooner has tallied 24 goals and 64 assists for 88 points in 158 games played. His +/- over the past two seasons is at a -17.
Overall this is a good deal for the B’s and Spooner to avoid arbitration. The Bruins could either trade Spooner for a similar player or trade him for future draft picks. His price is set at a reasonable amount for a player who has some offensive talent. The downside is that Spooner needs to work on his defensive game if he plans on getting that $3.85M he initially wanted. Hopefully we see more improvement from Ryan Spooner during the 2017-18 season.