According to some reporters on twitter, the Boston Bruins have called up Ryan Spooner. This is the second call up for Spooner this season. His previous call up involved only 1 game on February 26 at Montreal. He recorded one shot, but also saw time on the power play. He played a total of 5:26 in his 1 career NHL game.
Spooner has been hot in the AHL lately, leading the Providence Bruins in scoring and one of the top rookie scorers in the league. He has played in 50 of the P-Bruins 62 games this season, missing some due to injury and some due to Boston training camp and call up. In those 50 games, Spooner has 12 goals (including 7 PPG), 33 assists, and 45 points. He has a +/- of +8 and a total of 10 penalty minutes.
Spooner has 4 points in the last 2 games (a goal and an assist in each – both wins for Providence). He has a total of 7 points in the P-Bruins 7 games in the month of March. He also has 17 shots in those 7 games, including 10 shots in the last 2 games alone.
He ranks among the top rookie scorers in the AHL. He is currently 3rd in overall points by a rookie and 1st in assists. He is tied for 3rd for rookie power play assists (14) and tied for 2nd in rookie power play points (21). He has 4 shootout goals this season as well.
Spooner is on call up to replace the injured David Krejci, who took a Johnny Boychuk slapshot to the leg in Sunday’s 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Boston Bruins team is currently in Winnipeg, where they will play the Jets tomorrow night.
Spooner was drafted 45th overall in the 2nd round by the Bruins in the 2010 entry draft. He is listed at 5’10 and 180 lbs. The 21-year-old is from Kanata, Ontario.
An official release from the club is expected soon.
Update: Read the Bruins official release on Spooner’s emergency call-up here.