Steve Quailer

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Steve Quailer
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Born (1989-08-05) August 5, 1989 (age 25)
Arvada, CO, USA
Height 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Left
ECHL team
Former teams
Idaho Steelheads
Manchester Monarchs
Hamilton Bulldogs
NHL Draft 86th overall, 2008
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2012–present

Steve Quailer (born August 5, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

Quailer first play major junior hockey for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL before committing to a collegiate career with Northeastern University which competes in NCAA's Division I in the Hockey East conference. He was selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the 3rd round (86th overall) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. After posting an impressive 10 goals and 25 points in 41 games for Northeastern as a freshman in 2008–09, he missed the entire 2009–10 season recovering from a knee injury. With high expectations surrounding him entering the 2010–11 season, he grossly underachieved with a disappointing 3 goals and 13 points in 38 games.

To begin the 2011–12 season Quailer and teammate Cody Ferriero (Brother of San Jose Sharks prospect Benn Ferriero) were both been suspended due to unspecified violations of team rules that occurred at the end of the 2010-11 season. Since his return, he finished the year with 8 goals and 17 assists and 34 penalty minutes, his 25 points good for 1st on the team in scoring beside freshman Swede Ludwig Karlsson, who had as many points in 32 games.

Professional[edit]

On June 14, 2012, at the completion of his four-year collegiate career, Quailer was signed to a two-year entry-level contract with the Montreal Canadiens.[1] Quailer was traded to the Los Angeles Kings organization in exchange for Robert Czarnik on February 6, 2014 [2] and was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs, the Kings' AHL affiliate. Following the 2013-14 season, the Kings did not tender Quailer a qualifying offer and as a result he became an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2014.

Playing Style[edit]

Quailer is viewed as a power forward with potential NHL upside. He has a fairly complete skill set, having good hands, a powerful skating stride, very good puck protection and good balance to go along with his large 6'4 frame.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08 Sioux City Musketeers USHL 60 19 30 49 55 4 1 2 3 4
2008–09 Northeastern University HE 41 10 15 25 12
2010–11 Northeastern University HE 38 3 10 13 39
2011–12 Northeastern University HE 26 8 17 25 34
2012–13 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 64 6 4 10 54
2013–14 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 12 1 4 5 15
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 19 3 3 6 2 4 0 1 1 5
AHL totals 95 10 11 21 71 4 0 1 1 5

Awards and honours[edit]

Award Year
USHL
All-Rookie Team 2008 [3]
College
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 2008–09 [4]
MVP 2011–12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadiens sign forward Steve Quailer". Montreal Canadiens. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Canadiens acquire F Czarnik from Kings for F Quailer". The Sports Network. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  3. ^ National Hockey League (2010). The National Hockey League Official Guide & Record Book/2011. Triumph Books. p. 326. ISBN 978-1-60078-422-4. 
  4. ^ "Steve Quailer player profile". The Hockey News. 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-01-02. 

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