Quinton Howden

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Quinton Howden
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Born (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 26)
Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
KHL team
Former teams
HC Dinamo Minsk
Florida Panthers
Winnipeg Jets
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Quinton Howden (born January 21, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Florida 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 Canada.[2]

Howden is considered to be a power forward known for his combination of speed, size and creativity.

Playing career[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][4]

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.[5] Howden played five games with the Warriors as an affiliate player[5] during the 2007–08 season, before joining the club full-time for the 2008–09 season.[6] He had a relatively quiet rookie season, but really came out in his sophomore season setting a point-per-game pace.

After a 65 point season with Moose Jaw, Howden was drafted in the first round, 25th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. In 2011, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Florida but was sent back to Moose Jaw for his final year of junior. In the 2012–13 season, he split time between Florida and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate; in 18 games with Florida, he had no points.

After four seasons within the Panthers' organization, Howden failed to receive a qualifying offer and therefore left as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets on July 1, 2016.[7]

After spending the majority of the 2016–17 season with the Jets' AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose, Howden failed to receive a qualifying offer.

As a free agent, Howden signed with Dinamo Minsk of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL) on August 18, 2017.[8][9]

International play[edit]

Medal record
Representing Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold medal – first place 2009 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Silver medal – second place 2011 USA
Bronze medal – third place 2012 Canada
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 2018 Pyeongchang Men's Hockey

Howden was invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp [10] He then participated at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, winning the silver medal; and the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Canada, winning bronze. In 2018, Howden won a bronze medal after he was chosen to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Howden's younger brother Brett was drafted 27th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.[11] Quinton Howden married Cassandra (Tremblay) Howden on August 10, 2017.

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
2014–15 San Antonio Rampage AHL 33 3 15 18 16 3 0 1 1 2
2015–16 Florida Panthers NHL 58 6 5 11 18
2016–17 Manitoba Moose AHL 58 13 11 24 10
2016–17 Winnipeg Jets NHL 5 0 0 0 0
2017–18 HC Dinamo Minsk KHL 56 17 15 32 34
NHL totals 97 10 7 17 30

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 4 2 6 4
2011 Canada WJC 2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 2 3 5 4
2012 Canada WJC 3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 3 3 6 2
Junior totals 19 9 8 17 10

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 "Quinton Howden". olympic.ca. Retrieved March 17, 2018. 
  5. ^ a b "Warriors sign deal with Howden". Regina Leader Post. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  6. ^ "Quinton Howden (LW)". Western Hockey League. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  7. ^ "Jets agree to terms with Quinton Howden". Winnipeg Jets. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  8. ^ "Куинтон Хауден – в ХК "Динамо-Минск"". hcdinamo.by (in Russian). August 17, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Manitoba Moose forward signs with HC Dynamo Minsk". Winnipeg Free Press. August 19, 2017. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile". Hockey Canada. 2011-04-17. Archived from the original on 2015-03-23. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  11. ^ Burns, Bryan (June 25, 2016). "Lightning select Brett Howden with No. 27 pick at NHL Draft". NHL.com. Retrieved January 31, 2018. 

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