SPOONER ASSIGNED TO PROVIDENCE

*Boston Bruins Press Release*

BOSTON, MA
- Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced today, February 7, that forward Ryan Spooner has been assigned to the Providence Bruins (American Hockey League).

Spooner was recalled for the first time in his career on Tuesday, February 5 and made his NHL debut during the Bruins 2-1 win over the Canadiens in Montreal on Wednesday, February 6. In that game, Spooner had 5:29 of ice time.

In 35 games for the Providence Bruins this season, the 21-year-old is tied for the team lead in points with 30 on nine goals and 21 assists. Spooner has recorded 12 goals and 25 assists in 43 career AHL games. The 5'10'', 175-pound native of Kanata, Ontario had back-to-back 60+ point
seasons in the Ontario Hockey League before joining the P-Bruins, having tallied 66 points in 57 games split between Kingston and Sarnia last year, and 81 points in 64 games during the 2010-11 season split between Peterborough and Kingston.

Spooner was originally drafted by the Bruins in the second round (45th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.