2008-09: Alan Quine played for the Toronto Jr. Canadiens of the OJHL. He was chosen in the first round, 2nd overall, of the 2009 OHL Priority Selection by the Kingston Frontenacs.
2009-10: In his OHL rookie season, Quine played in 64 games for the Frontenacs. He scored 11 goals and added 17 assists for 28 points. In 7 playoff games, Quine scored 1 goal and added 2 assists for 3 points. Quine played for Team Ontario at the 2010 World U-17 Hockey Challenge, scoring 1 goal and adding 2 assists for 3 points in 6 games.
2010-11: Quine began the season with the Frontenacs, scoring 4 goals and adding 7 assists for 11 points in 17 games. Quine was dealt to the Peterborough Petes, where he played in 52 games for that club. He scored 22 goals and added 20 assists for 42 points. Quine played for Canada at the 2011 U-18 World Junior Championship, scoring 1 goal and adding 6 assists for 7 points in 7 games.
2011-12: Quine made his pro hockey debut – appearing in three late season games with Detroit's AHL affiliate Grand Rapids after skating for the OHL's Peterborough Petes in his third season of junior hockey. He had one assist and was plus-one in his brief time with the Griffins. After opening the year in the Red Wings' camp, he returned to Peterborough for his first full season with the Petes. Quine was the team's second-leading scorer behind Rangers' prospect Andrew Yogan, finishing with 30 goals and 40 assists in 65 games and was minus-19 with 21 penalty minutes. Peterborough missed the OHL playoffs; finishing fourth in the East Division.
Quine's best asset is his skating ability, as he possesses great speed and acceleration. While he has some untapped offensive potential, Quine can be best described as a two-way player. He is solid in the face-off circle and uses his speed to create a strong forecheck. In order to become a more effective player at the NHL level, Quine will have to bulk up and prove that he can perform against more physical play.
He will return to the Peterborough Petes in 2012-13 and, should his strong offensive play continue, could earn a contract from the Red Wings. He must sign by June 1, 2013.