It’s no secret that Ryan Spooner is one of the top Boston Bruins prospects heading into the coming season. Bruins fans have gotten a little bit of a taste of what Spooner can bring to the table between developmental camps, rookie games, and a few games at the AHL level.
The Bruins developmental camp invites and Bruins draftees took the ice for Day 4 of developmental camp where the guys split up and took place in a two-part scrimmage. Spooner was one of the few that really stood out to me.
Spooner certainly seemed to be a step above the majority of the group as he flew from zone to zone. Spooner also wasn’t afraid to throw the body around a bit during a event where contact was minimal, doing so seemed to get under the skin of some of the other guys on the ice, but that didn’t slow down Spooner.
With not many—if any—spots up for grabs on the Bruins roster Spooner is just going to go out there, play his game, and whatever happens will happen for the young 20-year old.
“I try not to really think about it, if you go into camp and worry about if there is one spot open, or six that’s when you kind of mentally when you’re tired,” said Spooner. ”
The most likely scenario for Spooner is he begins the season down in the AHL with the Providence Bruins and then at some point during the 2012-13 season will get the call up to the NHL.
“Yeah I mean obviously every player wants to get to the National Hockey League as fast as they can, but I mean when you’re playing on a really great team like this it’s really hard to do,” said Spooner. “I mean like I said I’m just going to go to camp, play my game, give myself the best chance to make the team and at the end of the day if I don’t the American Hockey League (AHL) is a great league and I can go down there and try my best.”