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Bruins re-sign Ryan Spooner to 1-year deal

Ty Anderson
July 26, 2017 - 11:22 am

The Bruins and Ryan Spooner required the 11th hour, but have ultimately found a way to avoid arbitration, as the sides have agreed on a one-year, $2.825 million contract.

With July 26 circled as the arbitration date for the restricted free agent, Spooner’s camp came in with a $3.85 million ask, while the Bruins countered with $2 million. A player-requested arbitration that came with a player ask of under $4 million, meaning his ask was just under the threshold of a walk away number of a player-requested arbitration hearing. a Spooner re-signing was always the path for the Black and Gold.

But the deal actually -- on pure money alone -- favors the Bruins, as it is just $825,000 higher than their ask, while it’s about $1 million under Spooner’s initial request.

The 25-year-old Spooner scored 11 goals and 39 points in 78 games last season, and has recorded 32 goals and 117 points in 214 NHL games, all with the Bruins.

The last-second deal extends a streak that’s left the Bruins without an arbitration hearing since Blake Wheeler was awarded a one-year deal via arbitration in 2010.

It also leaves the Bruins with over $10.1 million in cap space to re-sign David Pastrnak.

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