Vancouver Canucks Place Ryan Spooner on Waivers

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VANCOUVER — The Vancouver Canucks positioned Ryan Spooner on waivers Saturday with the intention of shopping for out the ultimate yr of his contact.

The transfer introduced through the staff’s official Twitter account is simply the most recent twist in a turbulent 7 half of months for the centre, who will now turn into an unrestricted free agent.

Spooner, 27, was traded by the New York Rangers to the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 16 for ahead Ryan Strome. The Oilers then demoted him to the American Hockey League’s Bakersfield Condors after he put up simply two objectives and an help in 25 video games.

Former Oilers ahead Ryan Spooner (Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports activities)

Edmonton subsequently dealt Spooner to Vancouver for centre Sam Gagner, who was additionally enjoying within the AHL on the time, on Feb. 16.

Spooner registered simply 4 assists in 11 video games with the Canucks. In a mixed 53 outings with New York, Edmonton and Vancouver in 2018-19, the Ottawa native had a paltry three objectives and 9 factors.

Spooner signed a two-year, US$Eight-million contract with the Rangers as a restricted free agent final summer time.

In accordance with the web site, Saturday’s transfer will save Vancouver roughly $three million in wage cap area subsequent season. The Canucks pays out $1,033,333 to Spooner in each 2019-20 and 2020-21.

Drafted 45th total by the Boston Bruins in 2010, Spooner has 48 objectives and 119 assists in 325 regular-season NHL video games. He’s additionally added two assists in 4 playoff outings.

The Canadian Press

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