Canadian • Born
October 31, 1951 in Rossland, British Columbia • Hometown:
Daniel Joseph Spring
Also Known as: Danny Spring
Post-Draft Teams: Dallas (CHL); Winnipeg, Edmonton (WHA); Cranbrook (WIHL)
Career Beyond Hockey: Went to
work in his family's automotive dealership business in Cranbrook,
British Columbia, after his retirement.
Family: Younger brother of former NHL player Frank Spring and older brother of former minor-leaguer Derek Spring.
... Son of former British Columbia Amateur Hockey Association President
Frank Spring Sr., a prominent Cranbrook, B.C., automobile dealer.
Missed remainder of 1972-73 season and entire 1973 playoffs with
torn ligaments in knee, suffered during Dallas' Feb. 18,
at Omaha. The injury required season-ending surgery on Feb. 22.
Prior to the injury, he had missed games with strained knee, suffered during Dallas' Feb. 7, 1973, game at
Portland. ... Missed part of 1974-75 season with shoulder injury, suffered
during Winnipeg's Nov. 9, 1974, WHA game at Vancouver. He did not
return until Winnipeg's Nov. 29, 1974, game vs. Michigan and then
re-aggravated the injury when he was checked by Darryl Maggs during
Winnipeg's Dec. 8, 1974, game vs. Chicago. The injury required surgery
to repair torn shoulder muscles, and he did not
return until Winnipeg's Jan. 10, 1975, game vs. Quebec.