Detroit Red Wings Sign Daniel Sprong

Daniel Sprong

The Detroit Red Wings signed right winger Daniel Sprong to a one-year $2 million contract.

Sprong just wrapped up a career year with the Seattle Kraken, where he reached career highs in goals (21), assists (25), and points (46). This will be Sprong’s fifth team in just his 8th season in the NHL. He has yet to stick with a team for three seasons. When he plays in at least 40 games in a season, which has happened five times in his career, Sprong has netted at least 13 goals. Sprong just turned 26 years-old back in March, so hopefully, he is starting to really find his stride and can prove that he can stick with a team. Sprong exceeded on the fourth line with the Kraken this past year with Morgan Geekie, Ryan Donato, and Brandon Tanev. This fourth line provided quality depth that played a significant role in the Kraken’s success that brought them their first playoff appearance in their second year in existence, where they took down the defending champs Colorado Avalanche, in seven games in the first round.

Detroit is nearing the end of their rebuild and have one of the best prospect pools in the league. If Sprong proves he can fill in nicely to the Red Wings’ fourth line, then the Wings have a quality depth piece to go with their promising young talent. The Wings are still not expected to be serious contenders for another year or two, so I do not expect them to make big moves. But with just under $20 million in cap space, according to Cap Friendly, the Red Wings will likely add more depth pieces.

Jack Janes

Journalism major at the University of La Verne. Writer for Inside The Rink covering the Anaheim Ducks.

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