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Quinton Howden
Born January 21, 1992 (1992-01-21) (age 29)
Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Quinton Howden (born on January 21, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently playing for the Florida Panthers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (25th overall).

Playing Career[]

Junior Playing Career[]

Quinton 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, he chose to sign with the Warriors shortly after the draft.

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

Professional Playing Career[]

Quinton was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in the first round (25th overall).

He first played for the San Antonio Rampage in the 2012-13 season and on January 26, 2013, he made his NHL debut in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

On March 14, 2014, Quinton scored his first NHL goal in a 5-4 loss against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Career Statistics[]

Regular season and playoffs[]

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
NHL totals 34 4 2 6 12

International[]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 4 2 6 4
2011 Canada WJC Template:Sica 7 2 3 5 4
2012 Canada WJC Template:Brca 6 3 3 6 2
Junior totals 19 9 8 17 10

International Play[]

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

Quinton was invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp.

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

Playing Style[]

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

Personal Life[]

Quinton 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.

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