Through two games with the Rangers, Ryan Spooner has five assists, 3 of them primary, including the OT winner in Vancouver on Wednesday.
Spooner had two assists in his Rangers debut on Sunday, a day he called "long" and Alain Vigneault said that his game against Detroit was a "good start."
After Wednesday's game, Spooner said that he is just trying to make the plays that are in front of him and that he feels there is a good mix with what he, Kevin Hayes and Jesper Fast all bring on the ice. (NYR)
In describing his game, Spooner said he tries to play with "speed and skill" and that he is "more of a pass-first kind of guy, it's usually what I do. I just want to help out here, that's the goal." (NYR Game Notes)
Former teammate, for one game, JT Miller said of Spooner on Sunday, "he's really skilled. He makes a great play. He's a really good skater. I played against him in junior a bit. He's a really effective player and he still has been in the pro level. We are excited to have him and he played a good game for us tonight." (NYR Game Notes)
Spooner, 26, is an RFA this summer and has a cap hit of $2.825 million.
Adam Rotter: Spooner is an interesting guy for the Rangers right now. He fits in as a skilled an speed guy, just turned 26 and could be the type of top-nine scoring winger that the Rangers have liked having. Though he can play center, he's likely to stay at wing with Mika Zibanejad, Kevin Hayes and Vlad Namestnikov holding the top spots in the middle. It's two-games into his career, and maybe he plays well enough to solidify a spot, but I can see the Rangers using him as a chip to either get another pick or two or as a someone they include in a package to get someone else or to move up in the draft.