First season as a Griffin…First year pro…Signed to a three-year entry-level contract by Detroit, 3/25/12...Signed to an amateur tryout, 3/27/12…Released from tryout, 4/5/12…Reassigned from Sault Ste. Marie by Detroit, 4/3/13...Reassigned to Sault Ste. Marie by Detroit, 5/22/13...Assigned by Detroit, 9/22/13...Recalled by Detroit, 9/27/13...Assigned by Detroit, 9/28/13...Recalled by Detroit, 2/25/14...Assigned by Detroit, 2/26/14...Recalled by Detroit, 4/12/14...Assigned by Detroit, 4/17/14.
: Served as a “black ace” with Grand Rapids for the first two rounds of the 2013 Calder Cup Playoffs…Made his AHL debut on 4/20/13 at Lake Erie and appeared in two late-season games with the Griffins…Led OHL defensemen and finished second on the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds with 66 points (20-46—66) en route to capturing CHL Defenseman of the Year honors…Also ranked among team leaders with 20 goals (T5th), 46 assists (2nd) and 11 power play goals (2nd)…Picked up eight points (1-7—8) in the first four games of the season, 9/21/12-9/29/12…Followed up an eight-game point streak (4-8—12 from 11/21/12-12/8/12) with a nine-game point streak (8-4—12 from 12/14/12-1/6/13)…Recorded his second OHL hat trick, 12/31/12 vs. Saginaw…Tied his season high with a nine-game scoring streak, registering 19 points (5-14—19), 1/18/13-2/9/13…Tallied a five-point game (2-3—5) on 2/1/13 at Plymouth…Racked up 28 points (6-22—28) in a 14-game span, 1/18/13-2/22/13…Registered five points (2-3—5) in six postseason games…Won the Max Kaminsky Trophy for OHL Defenseman of the Year and was named to the First All-Star Team. 2011-12
: Ranked third on Sault Ste. Marie and tied for third among OHL defensemen with 54 points (23-31—54) in 61 games…Led the league’s blueliners in goals…Ranked among team leaders with 23 goals (3rd), 31 assists (3rd), a plust-16 rating (1st), eight power play goals (3rd) and two shorthanded goals (1st)…Enjoyed five three-point games…Recorded 20 points (11-9—20) in the final 16 games of the season…Represented the OHL in the CHL Canada-Russia Subway Super Series…Named to the OHL Third All-Star Team. 2010-11
: Broke into the OHL with Sault Ste. Marie and recorded 33 points (14-19—33) in 61 games…Led all Greyhounds defensemen and rookies in scoring and placed eighth on the team in scoring overall… Ranked 14th in the league in rookie scoring…Tallied a hat trick during a four-point night, 1/29/11 vs. Belleville…Scored in four straight games, 2/6/11-2/13/11…Notched his second four-point game (1-3—4) of the season, 3/4/11 at Sarnia…Named to the OHL Second All-Rookie Team. 2009-10
: Limited to 15 regular season games between the Bramalea Blues and Vaughan Vipers in the Ontario Jr. A ranks…Recorded one assist in seven games with Bramalea and a goal and an assist in eight games with Vaughan.
: Lives in Toronto, Ontario....Has one younger brother…Best friend in hockey is Dave Broll, who was his junior hockey roommate and hometown friend…Greatest hockey memory is being named the 2012 CHL Defenseman of the Year…Began playing hockey at the age of four…Hockey nicknames are Sproully and Sprouller…Hockey idol as a youth was Martin St. Louis…Chose his jersey number because Chris Chelios once wore the same number…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his family…Plans on working somewhere in hockey and owning a bar after finishing his playing career…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome was being cut in Junior A and thinking he wanted to just play for fun…Favorite charity is the Make A Wish Foundation…Most exciting place he’s ever visited was the Caribbean…Most interesting fact about him is that he loves living the country lifestyle…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a professional golfer…Favorite foods are calamari and pasta…Favorite music is anything country…Favorite TV show is Sons of Anarchy…Favorite vacation spot is Jamaica…Enjoys golf, football and camping.