Ryan Sproul

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Ryan Sproul
Born (1993-01-13) January 13, 1993 (age 21)
Mississauga, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Detroit Red Wings
Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL)
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2011
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2013–present

Ryan Sproul (born January 13, 1993) is a Canadian ice hockey defenceman, who is currently playing for the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Sproul was drafted 55th overall by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Junior[edit]

During the 2011–12 OHL season, Sproul was the third-leading scorer for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, and was third amongst all OHL defensemen with 54 points. Sproul recorded 23 goals and 31 assists in 61 games for the Greyhounds.

During the 2012–13 OHL season, Sproul was the Greyhounds second-leading scorer, and lead all OHL defensemen with 66 points. Sproul recorded 20 goals and 46 assists in 50 games. Sproul was rewarded for his outstanding play during the season by being named to the OHL's First All-Star Team.[1] Sproul was awarded the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the most outstanding defenceman in the Ontario Hockey League.

Professional[edit]

On March 25, 2012, the Detroit Red Wings signed Sproul to a three-year entry-level contract.[2]

After the Greyhounds were eliminated from the playoffs, Sproul joined the Grand Rapids Griffins for two regular-season games, making his AHL debut on April 20, 2013, in a game against the Lake Erie Monsters.[3]

During the 2013–14 season, in his first full season with the Griffins, Sproul was the second-highest scoring defenseman on the team, recording 11 goals and 21 assists in 72 games.[4]

On April 13, 2014, Sproul made his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings in a game against the St. Louis Blues.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Vaughan Vipers OJHL 8 1 1 2 0
2009–10 Bramalea Blues OJHL 7 0 1 1 6
2010–11 Vaughan Vipers OJHL 3 1 2 3 4
2010–11 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 61 14 19 33 36
2011–12 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 61 23 31 54 53
2012–13 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 50 20 46 66 45 6 2 3 5 0
2012–13 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 2 0 0 0 2
2013–14 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 72 11 21 32 49 10 2 3 5 4
2013–14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 1 0 0 0 0
NHL totals 1 0 0 0 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Honours Year
OHL Third All-Star Team 2011–12 [6]
OHL First All-Star Team 2012–13
OHL Defenceman of the Year 2012–13 [7]
CHL Defenceman of the Year 2012–13 [8]
AHL All-Rookie Team 2013–14 [9]

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