Spooner looks to 'open some eyes' for Bruins

Spooner looks to 'open some eyes' for Bruins
August 24, 2013, 11:00 am
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Bruins fans got a really quick look at prospect Ryan Spooner last season.

Although Spooner didn't register a point for Boston in four games, the second-round pick has high hopes for the upcoming season as training camp creeps closer and closer.

On Thursday, the 21-year-old told the Ottawa Citizen that he will look to "open some eyes" when the Bruins hit the ice.

“I think the only thing for me to do in camp is play my game and just try to open some eyes, show them that I’m ready to play,” said Spooner, "“I think if I do that, hopefully they’ll make a spot for me."

Spooner knows making the Bruins roster won't be easy with the likes of Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Chris Kelly, and Gregory Campbell centering for the big club.

“Being the younger guy, it’s kind of hard to crack a team like that,” continued Spooner, “I’m just going to go into this year and show that I’ve matured as a person.”

If he doesn't make the team out of camp, Spooner said he would return to Providence where he was the team's leading scorer with 17 goals and 40 assists in 59 games.

“If not, I’d be upset going back to Providence to play, but it’s a great league down there, too, and the coaching staff is great, so I can learn a lot of stuff down there.

"For me, I think the thing for me to do is stay focused on my game and when the chance comes, make the most of it."