Recently om TPS we featured a hockey pioneer from Holland looking to be just the second player from the Netherlands to play in the NHL. Charlottetown Islanders import forward Daniel Sprong was out guest in the 2015 Draft Spotlight on Saturday.
According to Hockey Reference, Ed Kea is considered the only NHL player who held a passport from the Netherlands. Daniel Sprong is looking to be the first for a new generation and a further example of hockey's growing footprint on the international stage.
Although, to be fair, Sprong may not yet hold Canadian citzenship but he's been in the country for a decade and is just waiting for the paperwork the get done. To this point in his career Sprong has not represented either Holland or Canada in international play but for all intents and purposes, when it comes to hockey, he will be considered Canadian.
If you missed the conversation with the talented forward, no problem because we have it for you right after the jump.
Daniel Sprong (RW)
6'0, 192 lbs
We ran the gamut with Sprong on Saturday covering everything from his heritage to moving to and growing up in Quebec, the draft and of course his dvelopement and season with the Charlottetown Islanders.
If you missed the interview live, you can hear it using the player below.