Vancouver Canucks basic supervisor Jim Benning has swung nevertheless one more trade, landing Ryan Spooner from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Sam Gagner. Here’s what the offer means.
TSN’s Bob McKenzie broke the news.
Gagner is in the 2nd of a three-yr offer really worth $9.45 million, and he was on mortgage to the AHL’s Toronto Marlies. He experienced three factors in seven games for the Canucks through the typical season. Now, Gagner gets a refreshing start off on a staff where he invested his initial seven NHL seasons.
For basic supervisor Jim Benning, he swaps out a battling Gagner for Spooner — who is three years young and probably a much better healthy for head mentor Travis Eco-friendly. Spooner has two goals and a single aid in 25 games for the Oilers this season.
It’s a very low-chance, higher-reward trade for Benning. For each CapFriendly,com, Spooner’s cap strike is $4 million for each and every of the upcoming two seasons. But as Sportsnet’s John Shannon notes, the New York Rangers — who traded Spooner to Edmonton earlier this season — are paying out out a huge portion of his deal.
The best season of Spooner’s career therefore far was 2015-16, when he tallied 13 goals and 49 factors. Final season, he scored 41 factors — break up with the Rangers and Boston Bruins. Potentially a refreshing start off will support Spooner generate like a quality third liner all over again.
This is the third go created by Benning in the new yr therefore far. Final thirty day period, he dealt Michael Del Zotto to the Anaheim Ducks for Luke Schenn and a seventh round choose. Just before that, he obtained Mike McKenna, Tom Pyatt and a sixth round choose from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for Anders Nilsson and Darren Archibald.
The Canucks have been strike with a plethora of injuries above the last two weeks, so Spooner should get loads of opportunities right until the roster gets balanced all over again.