John Quenneville

by Kevin Wickersham on May 7, 2017

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John Quenneville, C/LW

Shoots: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 205

Born: 1996-04-16

Hometown: Sherwood Park, AB, CAN

Drafted: 2014 by New Jersey Devils, 30th overall




May 2017 – Quenneville finished strong. While spending most of March lining up with Mike Cammalleri and Adam Henrique in New Jersey, he still led the A-Devils in scoring (14 goals, 32 assists in 58 games) as an AHL rookie and topped the team with four points (three goals and an assist), during their four-game playoff series with the Marlies. A likely candidate for increased NHL ice time and production in 2017-18. As a former WHL teammate of Nolan Patrick at Brandon, it's possible the two will line up should New Jersey brass choose Patrick with first Entry Draft pick in June.  – Kevin Wickersham

February 2017 – While Quenneville’s scoring has slowed from his early-season pace, due in part to a flurry of NHL callups among Albany forwards resulting in frequent line shifts, he has continued to produce well and serve as a stabilizing factor. In spite of missing several AHL games during a cup of coffee with New Jersey, with 10 goals and 19 assists, Quenneville leads Albany in points and assists, as well as SOGs with 98. He will be asked to carry more of the A-Devils' scoring load with Joseph Blandisi’s recent NHL promotion. Kevin Wickersham

November 2016 - Quenneville has thus far followed up admirably on his impressive campaign with the WHL champion Brandon Wheat Kings by excelling in a variety of areas with Albany. Though his scoring totals at this early juncture (five goals and five assists through 16 games) are down slightly from his point-per-game pace at Brandon and strong playoff performance en route to the Ed Chynoweth Cup, he continues to demonstrate impressive playmaking skills, both in sharing and shooting the puck. The second cousin of Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, the young forward displays a good sense for the game and is not afraid to fight for position, employing his strength and tenacity along the boards and elsewhere, and is equally adept on defense and in faceoffs. Even if he doesn’t return to his previously gaudy scoring totals, his combination of grit and scoring ability profile as a potentially solid, if not spectacular, and smart NHL center. That being said, the 20-year-old Quenneville has a significant amount of time to further develop his game, and it would not be shocking to see him achieve beyond these expectations. Kevin Wickersham

May 2016 – Quenneville has had an extremely impressive season for the Brandon Wheat Kings, who are heading to the Memorial Cup after winning the third WHL title in franchise history. Quenneville finished first in goals in playoffs with 16, as well as third in scoring with 27 points. He scored at least one point in 16 of the 21 playoff games. He also had three shorthanded goals in the WHL playoffs. He scored 31 goals and 42 assists in regular season and he also played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship in Finland. Quenneville has been one of the key players for the Wheat Kings this season, showing impressive ability both with and without the puck. He's a player who can be counted on in key situations and he can also finish off his chances. Marco Bombino


December 2015 – Quenneville's impressive season has earned him a spot on Canada's World Juniors team. He is slotted on the left wing playing with Dylan Strome and Mitch Marner, two very talented players. Quenneville will also being playing on the penalty kill due to commitment to play on the defensive side of the puck. With the Wheat Kings, Quenneville has earned 13 goals and 33 points in 25 games so he can score as well. Look for him to be a steady two-way force for team Canada. Justin Nobre


November 2015 – John Quenneville was one of the few rookies who played well in training camp with New Jersey. He did not look out of place playing with pros like Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri. After much thought the Devils decided to send him back to further develop his game. The main issue with Quenneville was that he was never able to consistently find the score sheet. That seems to be a thing in the past as he been one of the biggest contributors for the Wheat Kings this year. In 18 games Quenneville has nine goals and 21 points and is 3rd among forwards in scoring for the Wheat Kings. Quenneville has a solid chance of making the Devils roster next year. Justin Nobre​


July 2015 – Quenneville, finished his third season with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL. Quenneville had 17 goals and 47 points in 57 regular-season games last season. He certainly turned his game up a notch by scoring 10 goals and had 19 points in 19 WHL playoff games to help the Wheat Kings advance to the WHL finals, where the Kelowna Rockets swept them. Quenneville was one point away from being the teams leading scorer in the playoffs. Quenneville just recently signed an entry-level contract for $842,500 a season. Quenneville will most likely go back to the Wheat Kings to further develop his game before he is ready to play in the NHL. The Wheat Kings are expected to compete for the Memorial trophy again next year. There is a small chance that he can make the team next year due to his size and two-way game that the Devils covet. Quenneville is one prospect to keep an eye out in camp. Justin Nobre


June 2014 – The New Jersey Devils selected John Quenneville 30th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross


May 2014 – Chicago Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville’s second cousin, John Quenneville projects to be an all-around competitor capable of playing all three forward positions. He is an opportunistic and puck hungry scoring inside the offensive zone and his overall work ethic, compete level and grittiness should ensure that he gets selected sometime in the top half of the draft. Coaches and teams like these blue-collared players with good offensive skills so Quenneville will be coveted. The Sherwood Park native had 25 goals and 58 points in 61 games for Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. Brendan Ross



Fantasy Outlook: B -

Versatile and intelligent scoring forward with good intangibles.





John Quenneville goal at the 2014 Under-18 World Championship:




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