Spooner filed for salary arbitration Thursday. Spooner had a rock-solid campaign in 2017-18, picking up nine goals and 25 points in 39 games with Boston before tacking on four goals and 16 points in 20 contests after being dealt to the Rangers in February. The 26-year-old pivot could be in line for a bump in pay after taking home $2.83 million on a one-year deal last season.
Spooner has received a qualifying offer from the Rangers. Spooner was productive after coming over from Boston at the trade deadline, finishing with four goals and 16 points in 20 games with the Rangers. Still just 26 years of age, the skilled forward fits nicely with the youth movement on Broadway, although he's also rumored to be on the trading block.
Spooner finished with four shots and a minus-1 rating over 17:30 of ice time (3:26 on the power play) in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Islanders. While he was held off the board here, the pending restricted free agent has built up his value with 16 points in 19 games with the Rangers after coming over from Boston in the Rick Nash deal. Spooner was no slouch with the Bruins either, posting 25 points in 39 appearances prior to the move for a grand total of 13 goals and 28 assists this season.
Spooner registered a goal and two assists in Thursday's 5-3 road loss to the Lightning. Spooner's been nothing short of awesome since the Rangers pried him away from the Bruins on Feb. 25, tallying two goals and eight helpers over six games. Better yet, it looks like he'll be able to hold down a role on the No. 2 power-play unit. Keep close tabs on Spooner if you need help at the center spot in fantasy.
Spooner recorded a goal, an assist, five shots and a plus-2 rating during Friday's 3-1 win over Calgary. Spooner has now recorded multi-point showings in each of his first three games with the Rangers to improve to 10 goals and 22 assists through 42 games for the campaign. He should remain a key cog for the Rangers, and there's no questioning the 26-year-old winger's offensive upside. Spooner's scoring pace is going to slow, but there's potential for him to continue providing serviceable numbers in the majority of settings through the end of the season.
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