March 12, 1976 |
Durham, NH, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||219 lb (99 kg; 15 st 9 lb)|
New Jersey Devils
Columbus Blue Jackets
New York Islanders
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||30th overall, 1994
Deron Timothy Quint (born March 12, 1976) is an American ice hockey defenseman currently playing with Traktor Chelyabinsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). His playing experience also includes spending time in the National Hockey League with the Winnipeg Jets, Phoenix Coyotes, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders. He and Shane Doan of the Coyotes are the only remaining active players from the original Winnipeg team.
Quint was drafted 30th overall by Winnipeg in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft As a rookie in the 1995–96 season, by scoring two goals in a four second span, he tied an NHL record originally set by Nels Stewart of the Montreal Maroons in 1931. The next season the Jets became the Phoenix Coyotes and Quint remained with Phoenix until he was traded to the New Jersey Devils on March 7, 2000 for Lyle Odelein. Quint would only play four regular season games for the Devils before being traded to the expansion Columbus Blue Jackets on June 23 the same year where he stayed for two seasons leading the Blue Jackets in minutes played per game. For the 2002–03 season, Quint rejoined the Coyotes for a second campaign and he later joined the Chicago Blackhawks the next season.
In 2005 he joined Eisbären Berlin of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga and led them to 3 league championships in 4 seasons. At the end of the 2006–07 DEL season, he signed with the New York Islanders and returned to the NHL, playing five games and assisting them in making the playoffs. He returned to Eisbaren for the 2007–08 DEL season while becoming the DEL Defenseman of the Year in 2008 and leading the Bears to another league championship. Quint lead all scoring for defenseman during the 08-09 season, while setting a franchise record of playing in 237 consecutive games and winning a 3rd DEL Championship. Quint was a DEL All-Star defenseman for three seasons.
After four years, he left Germany and signed with HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk team of the predominately Russian Kontinental Hockey League. In 2010, he signed with Traktor Chelyabinsk. He set a record for most goals scored by a KHL defenseman in 2010–11 and was selected to the KHL West All-Star team in the 2012–13 season.
On May 1, 2013 he signed a two year contract with HC Spartak Moscow. On January 15, 2014 due to Spartak's financial woes, he was traded to CSKA Moscow together with Jeff Glass for a monetary compensation. On May 6, 2014, Quint opted to return to his past successes in the KHL, by signing with Traktor Chelyabinsk.
Quint currently holds the most games played by an American in the KHL.
Regular season and playoffs
|1999–00||New Jersey Devils||NHL||4||1||0||1||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||57||7||16||23||16||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||75||7||18||25||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||New York Islanders||NHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and achievements
- 1994–95 WHL West First All-Star Team
- 2006, 2007, 2008 DEL All-Star Team
- 2008 DEL Defenseman of the Year
- 2013 KHL West All-Star Team
- 2014 KHL East All-Star Team