The Bruins were very high on center Ryan Spooner when they drafted him last June and when he impressed at training camp in the fall.
It appears the other coaches in the Ontario Hockey League also have a liking for Spooner.
The results of the 2010-11 OHL Coaches’ Poll were released yesterday. The poll allows the coaches to vote for the top three players in 16 different skill categories. Spooner, 19, showed up in three categories.
Spooner tied for the most votes in the “best stickhandler” category, while he tied for third in the “smartest player” category and finished second for “best skater.”
It’s been a somewhat tumultuous season for Spooner, who was traded from Peterborough to Kingston at his own behest. The ’10 second-round pick has still produced a strong year statistically with 33-42-75 totals in 59 games combined for both clubs.