SAN JOSE, Calif. — The move comes out of nowhere sometimes. Ryan Spooner will be taking the puck up the left side of the ice, and all of a sudden he’ll open up, his body shifting, his speed maintained. He did in Nashville Dec. 23, on his third assist of the game, a 10-to-2 turn that he uses unlike most in hockey.
It’s part of what differentiates the young player, the speed and skating ability that make him both fun to watch and an asset for a team that doesn’t have either of those in abundance.
There is, Bruins coach Claude Julien said, “a lot in his game that is pleasing to our eyes.” Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.