November 14, 2011

Spooner named OHL Player of the Week

By Kirk Luedeke

The Ontario Hockey League announced Monday that Boston Bruins prospect Ryan Spooner is the OHL Player of the Week for the week ending November 13.

Spooner, 19, is a native of Kanata, Ontario and was Boston’s third selection, 45th overall (second round) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The center for the Kingston Frontenacs scored four goals and 10 points in three games. He also added a plus-8 rating during the span of time in helping his team go 3-0.

Spooner tied his career-best with a five-point game (1 goal, 4 assists), having a hand in all five of KIngston’s goals in a 5-3 victory over the Saginaw Spirit on Nov. 13.

A former first-round OHL pick of the Peterborough Petes, Spooner became the first 16-year-old in franchise history to score 30 goals during the 2008-09 season. During his draft year, he suffered a broken collarbone in January, 2010, which forced him to miss the second half of the season. The Petes traded him to Kingston in November, 2010.

A member of the OHL squad in the Subway Super Series, he posted three assists in his team’s 10-7 win over Russia Nov. 10. Spooner will play for the OHL in the second game against Russia, played Nov. 14 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

In 19 games this season, Spooner has eight goals and 19 points.

For more on Spooner and the OHL Player of the Week award, you can read the league release here.