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Ryan Sproul
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Ryan Sproul  #48

Detroit Red Wings  Defenseman
NUMBER: 48 BIRTHDATE: January 13, 1993  (AGE 21)
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, Canada
WEIGHT: 185 DRAFTED: DET / 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (55th overall)    Prospect Bio
CAREER: In 1st year of a 3-year contract...2014 AHL All-Rookie Team...2013 CHL Defenseman of the Year, OHL Most Outstanding Defenseman and OHL First All-Star Team...2012 OHL Third All-Star Team...2011 OHL Second All-Rookie Team.
 
2013-14: Became the 9th rookie to make his NHL debut for DET this season on 4/13 at STL...Played 18:25 in his debut, recording three shots on goal, two hits and two blocked shots...Has 31 points (10-21-31) in 71 games with the Griffins this season...Ranks third among AHL rookie defenseman in scoring.
 
OTHER: Recorded 153 points (57-96-153) in 172 games with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds from 2010-13...Was the 4th rookie defenseman to debut with DET this season, joining Xavier Ouellet, Adam Almquist and Alexey Marchenko.
Quote of the Day

I feel that responsibility, I've felt it for the last two years. We core guys get a lot of minutes, we get a lot of opportunity out there. Our teammates, the organization and fans look to us to be the guys to put the puck in the net and to create momentum out there.

— Jordan Eberle on taking his game and the Edmonton Oilers to the next level