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BREAKING - Former Boston Bruin signs with a new team

AUG 7, 2023   |   BY AUSTIN SABOURIN
HC Avangard Omsk, a prominent team in the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), has made a significant move by signing experienced NHL forward, Ryan Spooner, to a one-year contract.

In an official statement from the team's website (translated from Russian),

"We did admit the potential necessity to find a skilled center capable of complementing Tkachyov-Boucher duo, a worthy replacement for Corban Knight. We believe, Ryan Spooner is the right candidate - a well-trained player with high hockey IQ. This forward played almost 200 KHL games and has considerable NHL experience. High performance, face-off percentage and power play skills are Ryan's undoubted strengths. Ryan is adjusted to the KHL and is able to reach the peak of his career with Avangard, being a good example of professionalism for our young players. Significantly, Spooner knows Reid Boucher well, they were teammates in Sarnia Sting (OHL). It will help him blend into the team quickly."

- Ryan Spooner



Ryan Spooner, who is currently 31 years old, spent the previous season with KHL's Minsk Dynamo, where he displayed his scoring prowess, notching 19 goals and 47 points in 64 games.

Impressively, he has dedicated the last four seasons of his career to playing in the KHL, following an extensive 325-game stint in the NHL, where he showcased his skills while donning the jerseys of the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks.

As Spooner embarks on this new chapter with HC Avangard Omsk, the team and their fans eagerly anticipate witnessing his impact on the ice and his contributions to their aspirations in the KHL.

The combination of his experience, talent, and familiarity with his former teammate Boucher makes him an exciting addition to the roster, and the team management is hopeful that Spooner will reach new heights with Avangard.

Source - hockeyfeed
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