Within a year of drafting Soo Greyhounds defenseman Ryan Sproul and Blainville-Boisbriand Armada defenseman Xavier Ouellet, the pair of defensemen have grown into two of the Red Wings’ best defensive prospects, so the Wings chose to sign both players now instead of attempting to negotiate with the blossoming offensive defensemen’s agents a year from now:
RED WINGS SIGN PROSPECTS RYAN SPROUL AND XAVIER OUELLET TO ENTRY-LEVEL CONTRACTS
… Defensemen Were Selected by Detroit in the 2nd Round of Last Year’s NHL Entry Draft …
Detroit, MI…The Detroit Red Wings today announced that defensemen Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul have both been signed to three-year entry-level contracts. In accordance with club policy, additional terms of these deals will not be disclosed.Continue reading "Red Wings hedge their bets on Ryan Sproul, Xavier Ouellet"