Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning announced today that the club has acquired centre Ryan Spooner from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Sam Gagner. As part of the transaction, the New York Rangers will continue to retain 22.5% of his salary.
Spooner, 27, split the 2018.19 season between the New York Rangers, Edmonton Oilers and Bakersfield Condors. He accumulated two points (1-1-2) in 16 games with the Rangers, three points (2-1-3) in 25 games with the Oilers and six points (2-4-6) in seven games with the Condors. Over the span of his career, Spooner has collected 163 NHL points in 314 games.
The Ottawa, Ontario native was originally drafted by the Boston Bruins in the second round, 45th overall in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.