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Quinton Howden
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Born January 21, 1992 (1992-01-21) (age 27)
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 CareerEdit

Junior Playing CareerEdit

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 CareerEdit

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 StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL50000
2008–09Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL6213173022
2009–10Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL652837654420222
2010–11Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL604039794365272
2011–12Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL523035651614510156
2011–12San Antonio RampageAHL40002
2012–13San Antonio RampageAHL5713173024
2012–13Florida PanthersNHL180002
2013–14San Antonio RampageAHL5910172726
2013–14Florida PanthersNHL1642610
2014–15San Antonio RampageAHL33315181630112
NHL totals 34 4 2 6 12

InternationalEdit

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 PlayEdit

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 StyleEdit

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

Personal LifeEdit

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.