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Daniel Sprong

Born:Mar 17, 1997Draft:2015 Penguins, 46th Overall
Hometown:Amsterdam, NetherlandsPosition:RW/LW
Known For:Shoots:R
National Team:Netherlands/CanadaCurrent Team:Washington Capitals

Daniel Sprong (born March 17, 1997) is a Dutch professional ice hockey forward for the Washington Capitals of the National Hockey League (NHL). Sprong was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the second round (46th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft after playing two seasons with the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), and made the Penguins immediately after being drafted, though he would return to the QMJHL and play two more seasons with the Islanders. Born in the Netherlands, Sprong moved to Canada with his family in 2005 in order to further his hockey career. Though a Dutch citizen, Sprong has declined to play internationally for the Dutch national team in hopes of playing for the Canadian national team instead.

Daniel Sprong Washington Capitals
Daniel Sprong, Washington Capitals (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

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Achievements

  • 2011-2012
    • AYHL Bantam Major Champion
    • International Silverstick Bantam AAA All Star
    • USA Hockey National 14-and-Under Tier I Champion
  • 2012-2013
    • QMJHL Gold Cup Champion
  • 2013-2014
    • QMJHL All-Rookie Team
  • 2014-2015
    • CHL Top Prospects Game
  • 2017-2018
    • AHL All-Rookie Team
    • AHL All-Star Game
    • AHL Most Goals by Rookie (32)

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