Ryan Sproul

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Ryan Sproul
Born (1993-01-13) January 13, 1993 (age 24)
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 Detroit Red Wings
NHL Draft 55th overall, 2011
Detroit Red Wings
Playing career 2013–present

Ryan Sproul (born January 13, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who is currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League (NHL). Sproul was drafted 55th overall by the 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]

On September 23, 2016, the Red Wings re-signed Sproul as a restricted free agent to a two-year contract.[6]

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
2014–15 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 66 5 19 24 26 5 0 0 0 0
2015–16 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 75 12 23 35 22 9 2 7 9 8
2016–17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 27 1 6 7 6
NHL totals 28 1 6 7 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Honours Year
OHL Third All-Star Team 2011–12 [7]
OHL First All-Star Team 2012–13
OHL Defenceman of the Year 2012–13 [8]
CHL Defenceman of the Year 2012–13 [9]
AHL All-Rookie Team 2013–14 [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sproul Named OHL First Team All-Star". cksn.ca. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  2. ^ Bowness, Rick (March 25, 2012). "Sproul, Ouellet sign entry-level contracts". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved March 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ryan Sproul player profile". American Hockey League. 2013-04-20. Retrieved 2013-04-20. 
  4. ^ "Wings in Waiting: Ryan Sproul". Detroit Red Wings. July 16, 2014. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (April 12, 2014). "Red Wings recall Ouellet and Sproul". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved April 12, 2014. 
  6. ^ Kujawa, Kyle (September 23, 2016). "Red Wings re-sign Ryan Sproul". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "OHL Announces 2012-13 All-Star Teams". Ontario Hockey League. 2012-04-13. Retrieved 2012-04-13. 
  8. ^ "Hounds' Sproul OHL Defenceman of Year". Ontario Hockey League. 2013-04-25. Retrieved 2013-04-25. 
  9. ^ "CHL Announces 2012-13 Award Winners". Memorial Cup. 2013-05-02. Retrieved 2013-05-02. 
  10. ^ "2013-14 AHL All-Rookie Team announced". American Hockey League. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 

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