Quinton Howden

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Quinton Howden
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Born (1992-01-21) January 21, 1992 (age 25)
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
Former teams
Winnipeg Jets
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Quinton Howden (born January 21, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays within the Winnipeg Jets organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the 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 Team 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]

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.

After a 65 point season with Moose Jaw he was drafted in the first round 25th overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft by the Florida Panthers. In 2011 he signed a 3 year entry level contract with Florida but was sent back to Moose Jaw for his final year of junior. In the 2012-2013 season he split time between Florida and their AHL affiliate in 18 games with Florida he had no points.

After four seasons within the Florida 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.[6]

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

Howden was invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp [7]He then 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.

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
NHL totals 92 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 "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. ^ "Jets agree to terms with Quinton Howden". Winnipeg Jets. 2016-07-01. Retrieved 2016-07-01. 
  7. ^ "Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile". Hockey Canada. 2011-04-17. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 

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