By Kirk Luedeke
Kingston Frotenacs center Ryan Spooner is the New England Hockey Journal’s Boston Bruins Prospect of the Month for November.
The 19-year-old from Kanata, Ontario had a torrid month, potting eight goals and 19 points in 11 games. Spooner tied his career high with a five-point game (1 goal, 4 assists) in a 5-1 win over the Saginaw Spirit on November 13. His totals on the season are 12 goals, 28 points in 25 games entering December.
Last month, Spooner also scored a pair of goals and six points for the OHL against Team Russia in two games during the Subway Super Series, leading all CHL scorers in exhibition play. To cap it off, Spooner was named to Team Canada’s World Jr. Evaluation Camp later this month in Calgary. In his final year of eligibility, should Spooner make the squad it would be his first time in the prestigious Under-20 competition, a tournament Canada has not won since 2009.
Spooner dazzled onlookers at Bruins Development Camp in July and followed that performance up with a strong showing on Long Island in two rookie contests against the New York Islanders prospects, leading the B’s in scoring while going 1-1.
We will have an in-depth feature on Spooner’s season and his potential as one of Boston’s top prospects soon on the New England Hockey Journal main page, so be sure to watch for it.