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Ryan Spooner enjoying journey with Bruins

WILMINGTON — Ryan Spooner was missing out.

Drafted fifth overall at age 16 in 2007 to the OHL’s Peterborough Petes, 3½ hours away from his hometown in Kanata, Ontario, Spooner left behind his family and girlfriend to pursue a burgeoning career. He even was absent from his high school graduation.

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