Ryan Spooner and BOS settle at $2.825M— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 26, 2017
Per Hockey Night in Canada insider Elliotte Friedman, the Boston Bruins have come to terms with 25 year old center Ryan Spooner. As noted, the deal is for one year, per the Bruins initial request. As you may remember, the Bruins were asking for $2m in arbitration, whereas Spooner’s camp were requesting $3.85m. By settling before arbitration started, the Bruins avoided the formal process, in which they would not have been able to walk away from the arbitrators decision, unless it exceeded $4,084,219.00 per season.
With his salary being below most estimates through arbitration this deal is likely in the Bruins favor. Spooner should be motivated to prove his worth on a one year deal, whereas the Bruins can ease center prospects like JFK into the lineup instead of relying on them from the start of the season. If Spooner performs well, the Bruins can decide to keep him, or move him close to the deadline for picks/prospects/player.
Update: It is official with both player and team making announcements.
Excited to be back in Boston! Thanks everyone for the support. One love ❤️— Ryan Spooner (@RSpooner2376) July 26, 2017
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