By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Vancouver Canucks acquired Center Ryan Spooner on Saturday morning. In exchange, the Edmonton Oilers added Center Sam Gagner.
The New York Rangers will continue to maintain 22.5% of his salary.
Spooner has played this season with the Rangers, Edmonton Oilers, and in the American Hockey League was the Bakersfield Condors.
The 27-year-old Ottawa, Ontario, Canada was traded by the Rangers to the Oilers on Nov. 16. In exchange, the Rangers received Ryan Strome.
This is Spooner’s third trade in his career. He was also traded on Feb. 25, 2018 to the Rangers from the Boston Bruins.
He was traded to the Rangers, along with Matt Belesky, Ryan Lindgren, and the Bruins’ first-round draft pick in the 2018 NHL Draft and seventh-round draft pick in the 2019 NHL Draft in exchange for Rick Nash.
Spooner played in 25 games for the Oilers. He had two goals and one assist for three points. He also had a -6 +/- and 2 PIM.
He last played for the Oilers on Jan. 22 against the Detroit Red Wings. He had one shot in 10 shifts in the game.
The 29-year-old London, Ontario, Canada native returns to Edmonton, where he began his career. He only played in seven games this season with the Canucks.
His last game with his old team came on Dec. 1st against the Dallas Stars. He had a -1 +/- and five shits on 19 shifts.
This is Gagner’s first trade since the summer of 2015. He was traded by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Arizona Coyotes, along with a third round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, in exchange for Nicklas Grossmann and Chris Pronger.
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