Detroit Red Wings
Detroit Red Wings
Ryan Sproul
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
BIRTHDATE: 01/13/1993
AGE: 23
BIRTHPLACE: Mississauga, CAN
DRAFTED: DET: 2011-55 overall
OHL First All-Star Team (2013) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (2013) AHL All-Rookie Team (2014)
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  four years old. … 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.