BREAKING: Ex-Edmonton Oiler Signs a Deal Outside of The Country

Published August 7, 2023 at 10:57

In a recent report from HC Avangard Omsk, it has been confirmed that they have signed the experienced NHL forward, Ryan Spooner, to a one-year contract.

Spooner, who is now 31 years old, showcased his skills last season with the KHL's Minsk Dynamo, impressively notching 19 goals and 47 points in 64 games.

From the team's website (translated from Russian):

We did admit the potential necessity to find a skilled center capable of complementing Tkachyov-Boucher duo, a worthy replacement for Corban Knight. We believe, Ryan Spooner is the right candidate - a well-trained player with high hockey IQ. This forward played almost 200 KHL games and has considerable NHL experience. High performance, face-off percentage and power play skills are Ryan's undoubted strengths. Ryan is adjusted to the KHL and is able to reach the peak of his career with Avangard, being a good example of professionalism for our young players. Significantly, Spooner knows Reid Boucher well, they were teammates in Sarnia Sting (OHL). It will help him blend into the team quickly.

This marks his fourth consecutive season playing in the KHL, following a successful 325-game career in the NHL, where he contributed his talents to the Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks.
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