Rangers re-sign Ryan Spooner to two-year deal

The Rangers have re-signed RFA forward Ryan Spooner to a two-year deal worth $4 million per season. The 26 year old winger/center was acquired in the Rick Nash trade, and had a strong first 20 games on Broadway. Spooner’s 4-12-16 line was very impressive for a guy who was considered a “spare part” in Boston.

Spooner is a decent middle-six forward who will succeed when put in a good spot. He’s one of those guys who fills out the roster with secondary and/or tertiary depth. This is a good short term deal for cheap as well. It makes him affordable and tradeable at the same time. This is a good deal for both team and player.

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  • This is a fair deal for a decent middle six forward. He played pretty well when he came over. Him and Hayes had good chemistry too. Maybe you put them back together, see what they can do and trade them as a package.

  • Interesting Spooner on a 2 yr and Hayes on a 1 year. Lots of centers, some of which will play on wing, go to AHL or be traded. I think Gorton could package up a couple of NHL forwards plus a couple of young D (Gilmour, O’Gara, etc) and/or a pick for a stud ‘D’. That would make sense with Staal on his way out in a year or so.

  • It will come down to Vesey, Names and Spooner on who stays past their 2 yr deal.I’m guessing that one of those 3 names will have to stand out in a particular role to advance with the NYR through this rebuild. I don’t see where Vesey would fit with future ice time and special teams play to be affective enough. Spooner might continue to be a great 3rd line player and Vladd still could compliment a line in the top 9.

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