Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/14/14
A Red Wings prospect and a current Wings player received and were nominated for significant awards, respectively, this afternoon: Soo Greyhounds defenseman and Red Wings prospect Ryan Sproul, who's turning pro with the Grand Rapids Griffins, was named the OHL's defenseman of the year. From the Ontario Hockey League... The Ontario Hockey League today announced that Ryan Sproul of the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds is the 2012-13 recipient of the Max Kaminsky Trophy awarded annually to the OHL’s Most Outstanding Defenceman of the Year. Sproul led all OHL defencemen in scoring with 66 points in just 50 games tying teammate Colin Miller for the league-lead in goals among blueliners with 20 while adding 46 assists.  He becomes just the third member of the Greyhounds to win Defenceman of the Year honours following current Los Angeles King Jake Muzzin (2009-10), and Columbus Blue Jackets Associate Coach Craig Hartsburg (1976-77). "This is the greatest accomplishment of my life ...
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