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#7 Ryan Sproul, D

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Position: D
Date of Birth: 01/13/1993
Height: 6' 3"   Weight: 205 lbs
Shoots: R
Birthplace: Mississauga, Ontario
Drafted: Detroit's 3rd choice, 55th overall, in 2011 NHL Entry Draft
Last Amateur Team: 2012-13 Sault Ste. Marie (OHL)




News Stories/Articles/Multimedia:

Sproul's Role - griffinshockey.com - Oct. 14, 2013
On the Horizon - griffinshockey.com - Sept. 30, 2013
Productive Sproul shines brightly in CHL - Red Wings Central - Jan. 23, 2013
 

Biography

Second season as a Griffin…Second 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 (OHL) 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…Assigned by Detroit, 10/2/14.

2013-14: Tied for seventh on the Griffins in scoring with 32 points (11-21—32) in 72 regular season games…Picked up two goals and three assists in 10 AHL playoff appearances, tying for sixth on the team in scoring…Scored two goals in the season opener, 10/4/13 at RCH…Recorded a three-assist game, 11/6/13 vs. RFD…Tallied three assists during a three-game point streak, 11/29/13-12/6/13…Chipped in a goal and assist, 3/22/14 at IA…Gathered one goal and three assists during a three-game point streak, 3/22/14-3/28/14…Collected an assist and the game-winning goal, 3/30/14 at MIL…Became the second defenseman in Griffins history to be named to the AHL All-Rookie Team, 4/9/14…Made his NHL debut with Detroit, 4/13/14 at STL…Potted the game-winning goal with 34 seconds remaining in the second overtime of Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals, 4/25/14 at ABB...Garnered a three-point playoff performance with a goal and two assists, 4/26/14 at ABB. 2012-13: 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.

Personal: Lives in Mississauga, Ontario....Has one younger brother…Began playing hockey at the age of four as a center…Hockey nicknames are Sproully and Sprouller…Hockey idol as a youth was Martin St. Louis…Greatest influence on his hockey career is his family because they're always supportive…Greatest personal obstacle he’s overcome was being cut in Junior A and overcoming it...Proudest accomplishment is being named the CHL Defenseman of the Year in 2013…If he could trade occupations for one day, he would be a country music artist...Also played volleyball, soccer, lacrosse and baseball growing up…Favorite food is fettuccine alfredo…Favorite music is anything country...Favorite movies are the Fast and Furious series…Favorite TV show is Suits…Favorite vacation spot is most places in the Caribbean…Enjoys watching football...Enjoys boating, cars and golfing.
 

AHL CAREER HIGHS
Games Played: 72, 2013-14 Assist Streak: 3, twice (MR: 3/22/14-3/28/14)                  
Goals: 11, 2013-14 Point Streak: 3, twice (MR: 3/22/14-3/28/14)
Assists: 21, 2013-14 Goals, Game: 2, 10/4/13 GR at RCH
Points: 32, 2013-14 Assists, Game: 3, 11/6/13 GR vs. RFD
PIM: 49, 2013-14 Points, Game: 3, 11/6/13 GR vs. RFD
Goal Streak: 2, 10/30/13-11/1/13 PIM, Game: 7, 3/15/14 GR at OKC
FIRSTS
AHL Game: 4/20/13 GR at LE NHL Game: 4/13/14 DET at STL                                           
AHL Point: 10/4/13 GR at RCH NHL Point: n/a
AHL Goal: 10/4/13 GR at RCH NHL Goal: n/a

 Career Stats

      Regular Season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A PTS PIM GP G A PTS PIM
2008-09 Vaughan GTHL 31 2 7 9 14 -- -- -- -- --
2009-10 Bramalea ON-Jr. A 6 0 1 1 6 -- -- -- -- --
  Vaughan ON-Jr. A 8 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0
2010-11 Vaughan ON-Jr. A 3 1 2 3 4 -- -- -- -- --
  Sault Ste. Marie OHL 61 14 19 33 36 -- -- -- -- --
2011-12 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 59 20 30 50 53 -- -- -- -- --
2012-13 Sault Ste. Marie OHL 50 20 46 66 45 6 2 3 5 0
  Grand Rapids AHL 2 0 0 0 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013-14 Grand Rapids AHL 72 11 21 32 49 10 2 3 5 4
  Detroit NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  NHL TOTALS 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
  GRIFFINS/AHL TOTALS 74 11 21 32 51 10 2 3 5 4
  PRO TOTALS 75 11 21 32 51 10 2 3 5 4

 

 
2014-15 Roster »
31 Jared Coreau G
35 Cody Reichard G
2 Scott Czarnowczan D
3 Alexey Marchenko D
4 Nathan Paetsch D
5 Mattias Backman D
7 Ryan Sproul D
14 Nick Jensen D
16 Xavier Ouellet D
44 Brennan Evans D
6 Teemu Pulkkinen RW
8 Anthony Mantha RW
9 Mark Zengerle C
10 Jeff Hoggan LW
12 Kevin Porter LW
13 Marek Tvrdon LW
15 Mitch Callahan LW
17 Colin Campbell RW
19 Tomas Nosek C
21 Andy Miele C
22 Louis-Marc Aubry C
23 Andreas Athanasiou C
29 Landon Ferraro RW
55 Chris Bruton LW
30 Tom McCollum G
34 Petr Mrazek G

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