|Born||January 21, 1992 |
Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
|NHL team||Florida Panthers|
|NHL Draft||25th overall, 2010|
He was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (25th overall).
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.
Regular season and playoffs
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||59||10||17||27||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||33||3||15||18||16||3||0||1||1||2|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
|World Junior Championships|
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.
Quinton is considered to be a power forward known for his combination of speed, size and creativity.
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.