Quinton Howden

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Quinton Howden
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Born (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 22)
Oakbank, MB, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
Florida Panthers
San Antonio Rampage (AHL)
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Quinton Howden (born January 21, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player who currently plays for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League. He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (25th overall).[1] He was also selected to play in the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for Team Canada.[2] Howden is considered to be a power forward known for his combination of speed, size and creativity.

Playing career[edit]

Early life[edit]

Howden started playing minor hockey when he was five. Before starting to play hockey, he broke his femur in a bicycle accident, and had to spend two months in a cast from chest to toe. As a result of the injury, his doctors doubted he would be a very good athlete.[3]

Junior[edit]

Howden was the first overall choice in the 2007 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors. After weighing his options between National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey and the WHL, Howden chose to sign with the Warriors shortly after the draft.[4] Howden played 5 games with the Warriors as an affiliate player[4] during the 2007–08 season, before joining the club full-time for the 2008–09 season.[5] He had a relatively quiet rookie season, but really came out in his sophomore season setting a point-per-game pace.

International play[edit]

Medal record
Competitor for Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 USA
Bronze 2012 Canada

Howden participated at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Buffalo, winning the silver medal and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Canada and won the bronze medal.

Awards and honours[edit]

  • Invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp [6]
  • IIHF World Jr. Silver Medal (2011)
  • WHL 1st Overall Pick (2006)- Moose Jaw Warriors
  • NHL 25th Overall Pick (2010)- Florida Panthers
  • IIHF World Junior Bronze Medal (2012)

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 5 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 62 13 17 30 22
2009–10 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 65 28 37 65 44 2 0 2 2 2
2010–11 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 60 40 39 79 43 6 5 2 7 2
2011–12 Moose Jaw Warriors WHL 52 30 35 65 16 14 5 10 15 6
2011–12 San Antonio Rampage AHL 4 0 0 0 2
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 57 13 17 30 24
2012–13 Florida Panthers NHL 18 0 0 0 2
2013–14 San Antonio Rampage AHL 59 10 17 27 26
2013–14 Florida Panthers NHL 16 4 2 6 10
NHL totals 34 4 2 6 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010 NHL Entry Draft". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Quinton Howden player profile". Hockey Canada. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-06. 
  3. ^ "Howden, Quinton". National Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  4. ^ a b "Warriors sign deal with Howden". Regina Leader Post. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  5. ^ "Quinton Howden (LW)". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  6. ^ Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Nick Bjugstad
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
2010
Succeeded by
Jonathan Huberdeau