- Sprong recorded career-high 46 points in 66 games with Kraken in 2022-23
The Detroit Red Wings today signed right wing Daniel Sprong to a one-year contract with an average annual value of $2 million.
Sprong, 26, spent the 2022-23 campaign with the Seattle Kraken and ranked among the team leaders with 21 goals (T3th), 25 assists (T8th), 46 points (6th), a plus-13 rating (T10th), six power play goals (T2nd), 14 power play points (T4th), three game-winning goals (T4th) and 147 shots (7th) in 66 games. The 6-foot, 202-pound forward also helped the Kraken reach the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history, recording two points (1-1-2) in 10 postseason contests. Sprong split the 2021-22 season between the Washington Capitals and Kraken, notching 14 points (8-6-14), a plus-six rating and eight penalty minutes in 47 games with the Capitals before netting six goals in 16 appearances with the Kraken. Originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (46th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, Sprong has accumulated 116 points (67-49-116) and 44 penalty minutes in 268 games with the Penguins, Anaheim Ducks, Capitals and Kraken since debuting as an 18-year-old in 2015-16. He also compiled 98 points (44-54-98) and 54 penalty minutes in 109 American Hockey League games with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, San Diego Gulls and Hershey Bears. Sprong competed in the 2018 AHL All-Star Classic and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team after leading all freshmen with 32 goals during the 2017-18 season.
A native of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sprong played four seasons with the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2013-17. He was named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team in 2013-14 after registering 68 points (30-38-68) and 20 penalty minutes in 67 regular-season games, along with five points (4-1-5) in four playoff appearances. In total, Sprong racked up 261 points (117-144-261) and 68 penalty minutes in 199 regular-season games with Charlottetown, in addition to 51 points (24-27-51) and 35 penalty minutes in 38 postseason matchups.
Daniel Sprong, Right Wing
Born Mar 17 1997 — Amsterdam, Netherlands
Height 6.00 — Weight 202 — Shoots R
Selected by Pittsburgh Penguins round 2 #46 overall 2015 NHL Entry Draft