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Ryan Sproul | Defenseman | #48

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/13/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 206
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (55) / DET

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Ryan Sproul impressed Red Wing coach Jeff Blashill with his play Saturday night against San Jose.
Sproul had been a healthy scratch in four of the six Red Wings' games thus far. Blashill was pleased with Sproul's effort Saturday, though. "If he competes that hard, plays with that type aggressiveness defensively, he’s going to be real good player", said Blashill. This performance could lead to more starts for the 23-year-old rearguard. Sproul has some modest offensive ability so watch him for now. Oct 23 - 9:30 AM

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Ryan Sproul will serve as a healthy scratch against the Senators on Monday.

Sproul will continue to serve as the Red Wings' extra defenseman. The 23-year-old has one game of NHL experience and it came in 2013-14. Steve Ott will also be scratched for the second consecutive game.
Oct 17 - 7:36 PM

Ryan Sproul is hoping to "step up" during Red Wings training camp.

"They are looking for guys to step up here in this camp and that's my goal, step up, and make it hard for them to send me down or even put me on waivers in the first place," Sproul said after practice at Centre Ice Arena. "I need to definitely be shooting the puck in the preseason a lot and using that to my advantage." Sproul produced 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games in the AHL last year, but failed to earn a look in Detroit. The fact that he has to go through waivers if he's sent down to the minors might play in his favor.
Sep 24 - 11:36 AM

Ryan Sproul has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Red Wings.

In the first season of Sproul's deal, it's two-ways and he can earn $600,000 annually at the NHL level. However, it becomes a one-way contract for the second campaign, so he'll earn $650,000 regardless of where he plays. He had 12 goals and 35 points in 75 AHL contests in 2015-16.
Sep 23 - 6:14 PM expects Ryan Sproul to sign a one-year deal before the start of training camp.

Sproul is the only remaining RFA left for Detroit to sign. The 23-year-old has played just one NHL game and it was back in 2013-14. The young defenseman scored 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games with the AHL Grand Rapids. Sproul is out of options, which means he'll have to go through waivers to be sent back down to the AHL.
Aug 16 - 1:59 PM

Ryan Sproul is a restricted free agent with an uncertain future with the Red Wings.

He needs to get a new contract worked out first and then he has to really rise in the ranks because he probably isn't higher than eighth on the depth chart. Sproul recorded 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games for Grand Rapids last season, but he can't return to the AHL this year without clearing waivers first. He has just one game of NHL experience in his career.
Aug 8 - 11:26 AM

Ryan Sproul and Nick Jensen may be in the mix for a roster spot next year on Detroit.

They both would have to clear waivers to be sent down to the minors, so they should get long looks at training camp. Sproul has only one game of NHL experience, but he played very well for Grand Rapids in 2015-16. He notched 12 goals and 35 points in 75 games during the regular season and he added nine points in nine matches during the playoffs.
May 17 - 10:06 AM

Ryan Sproul is still out with a sore left shoulder.

The 21-year-old blueliner is considered day-to-day. Sproul is projected to get a long look at training camp for a potential roster spot, but he'll have get healthy first.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 09:23:00 AM

Ryan Sproul may be able to crack Detroit's roster next season.

The 21-year-old blueliner stands 6-foot-3, weighs nearly 200 pounds and he shoots right. The Wings don't have any right-handed defensemen on their team and one of their off-season goals was to address that need. Sproul recorded 11 goals and 32 points in 72 games with AHL Grand Rapids this season and he appeared in one contest with Detroit.
Fri, May 9, 2014 08:39:00 AM

Ryan Sproul has been summoned by the Detroit Red Wings.

Sproul might make his NHL debut on Sunday. He has 31 points and 49 penalty minutes in 71 AHL contests in 2013-14.
Sun, Apr 13, 2014 10:31:00 AM

Ryan Sproul has been sent down to the minors.

Sproul spent just one day with Detroit. He has 24 points and 32 penalty minutes in 53 AHL contests.
Wed, Feb 26, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Ryan Sproul has been called up by the Detroit Red Wings.

Sproul has eight goals and 16 assists in 53 games with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins this season. He was taken in the second round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.
Tue, Feb 25, 2014 02:38:00 PM

Ryan Sproul had a goal in Sault Ste. Marie's 2-1 victory versus Owen Sound on Saturday night.

Sproul was a second-round pick of the Red Wings in 2011. The rearguard has 17 points in 13 games.
Sat, Dec 1, 2012 11:30:00 PM

Ryan Sproul had a goal and an assist in Sault Ste. Marie's 4-3 overtime victory versus Saginaw.

Sproul was a second-round selection of Detroit's in the 2011 draft. He has 11 points in eight games in the AHL this year.
Wed, Nov 21, 2012 10:07:00 PM

Ryan Sproul will probably spend the 2012-13 campaign in the OHL.

That being said, Detroit does seem happy with his progress. "Real good size, good range and had a good year last year," Red Wings assistant GM Jim Nill said. "Just needs to keep developing the way he is." Sproul is hoping to make the playoffs with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds next season.
Sat, Jul 21, 2012 10:12:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
5Tomas Nosek
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Steve Ott
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Tomas Jurco
6Joe Vitale
7Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
8Dan Renouf
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Edward Pasquale