Spooner inked a two-year, $8 million contract with the Rangers on Tuesday. Spooner was the last remaining restricted free agent for New York, as the two sides agreed to a deal that avoided salary arbitration. Following a trade deadline move to New York, the 25-year-old garnered four goals and 12 helpers in 20 contests. The Ottawa native saw significantly more ice time in the Big Apple (16:51 versus 14:29) and should continue to fill that increased role heading into the 2018-19 campaign.
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.
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