John Quenneville
Image: WHL

John Quenneville

Hometown:

Sherwood Park Alberta

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1996-04-16

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

1st round (30th overall), 2014

Weight:

185 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2010-11: John Quenneville appeared in two minor midget AAA games with the SSAC Bulldogs — skating most of the season with the SSAC Lions bantam AAA team — and played for the Edmonton South Bruins in the Alberta Cup. He scored 1 goal with 3 assists with the Bulldogs. In 33 bantam AAA games he scored 35 goals with 40 assists and had 52 penalty minutes. Quenneville had 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes in five Alberta Cup games. He was selected by Brandon in the third round (54th overall) of the 1011 WHL Bantam Draft.

2011-12: Quenneville skated in 11 junior A games with the AJHL’s Sherwood Park Crusaders alongside his older brother Peter Quenneville (CBS) and played for the midget major SSAC Athletics. He had 3 assists in nine regular season games for Sherwood Park and scored 2 goals in two playoff games. He scored 15 goals with 18 assists and had 40 penalty minutes in 30 AMHL games with the Athletics. Quenneville skated for Team Alberta in the Western Canada U16 Challenge Cup; finishing with 5 assists in four games.

2012-13: Quenneville made his WHL debut as a 16-year-old — skating in 47 games for Brandon — and represented Canada Pacific in the 2013 U17 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 8 goals with 11 assists and was minus-18 with 14 penalty minutes on a Wheat Kings team that finished last in the East Division. Quenneville had no points nor penalty minutes in four games at the WHC.

2013-14: Quenneville had a breakout season in his second year with the much-improved Wheat Kings, who were leading the East Division after January before eventually finishing third. He was Brandon’s fourth-leading scorer behind Jayce Hawryluk, defenseman Ryan Pulock (NYI) and Tim McGauley despite missing 11 games. In 61 regular season games he scored 25 goals with 33 assists and was plus-3 with 71 penalty minutes. The Wheat Kings swept Regina in the first round before falling in five games to eventual Memorial Cup champion Edmonton in five games. Quenneville scored 5 goals with 8 assists and was plus-4 with 10 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. He was ranked 23rd amongst North American skaters in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by New Jersey in the first round (30th overall) in the 2014 NHL Draft. 

2014-15: Quenneville had 47 points in 57 games for the Eastern Conference champion Brandon Wheat Kings in the regular season — missing time due to an upper-body injury — and was a key player for the Wheat Kings in their run to the WHL Finals. He scored 17 goals with 30 assists and was +12 with 63 points during the regular season. The Wheat Kings had the league’s best regular season record, advancing to the league finals against Memorial Cup runner up Kelowna. Quenneville scored 10 goals with 9 assists in 19 playoff games and was +8 with 18 penalty minutes. He signed a three-year entry-level contract with New Jersey in July 2015. 

Talent Analysis

Quenneville is a solid playmaker who is involved all over the ice. He displays patience and skill with the puck, aiming to get his teammates involved in the play. Quenneville is also quite competitive away from the puck. His strong work ethic along the boards, combined with his big frame, gives him an edge in retrieving and protecting the puck. Skating remains an area of focus, but he is very smart for his age.

Future

Quenneville is an assistant captain for Brandon in 2015-16 in his fourth season with the Wheat Kings. He has been a point-per-game scorer in WHL play and skated for Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship. Long-term Quenneville is not expected to be a top goal-scorer at the NHL level but his combination of offense and his play away from the puck suggest he can be an effective second- or third-line center.

Trio of New Jersey Devils prospects heading to Frozen Four with Boston College

by John Iadevaia
on
Photo: Miles Wood and Boston College will compete in the Frozen Four on April 7th. (Courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire.)

Photo: Miles Wood and Boston College will compete in the Frozen Four on April 7th. (Courtesy of John Crouch/Icon Sportswire.)

The New Jersey Devils have a few number of prospects in the NCAA, but many of them are playing impactful roles with their respective teams. The college pipeline has greatly benefited the franchise under Lou Lamoriello. That will likely remain the same under the guidance of General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes, both of whom had previous experiences in the college ranks and internationally with Team USA. Read more»

Top 20 New Jersey Devils prospects developing with gusto

by John Iadevaia
on
Photo: Pavel Zacha has 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) in 44 games for the Sarnia Sting. (Courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Photo: Pavel Zacha has 51 points (23 goals, 28 assists) in 44 games for the Sarnia Sting. (Courtesy of Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

Whether energized by the luster of new management or coincidentally meshing at the same time, the majority of the New Jersey Devils prospects have performed well this season. Credit goes to General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes for what they have brought to the organization: opportunity and a modernized direction for the franchise. Not only has this applied to the top prospects but it has trickled down to the role-players as well. More work needs to be done by Shero but the prospects are showing New Jersey’s system is better the sum of its parts. Read more»

Prospect Faceoff: Leafs’ Bracco, Dzierkals, Joshua in action, Gardiner approaches milestone, Stadium Series continues

by David Hahn
on
Matt Dumba - Minnesota Wild; Artemi Panarin - Chicago Blackhawks - Prospect Faceoff for 2/19/16

Photo: Minnesota Wild defenseman Matt Dumba and Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin go head-to-head this weekend in a Coors Light NHL Stadium Series game at TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN (courtesy of David Berding/Icon Sportswire and Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire)

This week in Prospect Faceoff, three Toronto Maple Leafs prospects are in action, with each facing stiff competition. Two of the WHL’s most consistent and well-liked players go head-to-head with the division crown still hanging in the balance, and the NHL’s Stadium Series writes a new chapter with two of the NHL’s brightest young stars facing off. Read more»

2016 WJC Preview: Many questions to answer for defending champion Canada

by Glen Erickson
on
Brayden Point - Team Canada

Photo: Moose Jaw Warriors forward and Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Brayden Point will captain Team Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Todd Korol/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

The team representing Canada at the 2016 World Junior Championship (WJC) will arrive as the defending champions. The current group will also be pegged as a pre-tournament favorite. However, the group looks to be in tough to repeat as gold medalists. Read more»

Good starts aplenty for New Jersey Devils prospects in the CHL

by John Iadevaia
on
Photo: Josh Jacobs has six assists in 13 games during his OHL debut with the Sarnia Sting, just three short of the nine he had for Michigan State University in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Photo: Josh Jacobs has six assists in 13 games during his OHL debut with the Sarnia Sting, just three short of the nine he had for Michigan State University in 2014-15. (Courtesy of Terry Wilson/OHL Images)

Since taking over the franchise, General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach John Hynes have instituted a new mindset for the New Jersey Devils franchise. That change in thinking has seen the parent club grow closer together and compete hard each night. The organization’s prospects have learned from that as well, following a development and training camp with the new staff. Read more»

Related Articles