Boston Bruins And Ryan Spooner Come To An Agreement
The Boston Bruins and Ryan Spooner have struck a deal ahead of arbitration.
According to Elliotte Friedman of Hockey Night in Canada, Spooner and the Bruins agreed on $2.825 million. In their opening offers, Spooner was seeking $3.825 million; the Bruins saw his value at $2 million.
The two sides were set to meet and present their case to an arbitrator on Wednesday but were able to strike a deal before doing so. This is typical in the NHL with the threat of arbitration generally getting two sides to come together before a ruling is necessary.
The 25-year-old centerman played in 78 games last season for the Bruins recording 39 points and playing primarily off the third line for Bruce Cassidy.
Now with Spooner signed, the one player outstanding is David Pastrnak.
It was being rumored that since Spooner and Pastrnak are both friends. The Czech native was potentially waiting to see what the Boston Bruins would do with Spooner. In theory creating a little more leverage for his friend.
Pastrnak and the Bruins have yet to come to terms and a potential annual dollar amount could be in the $5-7 million range.