Peter Quenneville
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Peter Quenneville

Hometown:

Edmonton Alberta

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1994-03-09

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2013

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

7th round (195th overall), 2013

Weight:

176 lbs.

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History

2008-09: Peter Quenneville had 47 points in 32 bantam AAA games skating for MLAC in Alberta. He was selected by Prince George in the fourth round (69th overall) of the 2009 WHL Bantam Draft.

2009-10: Quenneville played for the MLAC Maple Leafs in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. He scored 13 goals with 11 assists and had 10 penalty minutes in 33 games. The Maple Leafs missed the playoffs – finishing last in the Dodge Division.

2010-11: Quenneville skated for the Sherwood Park Crusaders in the Alberta Junior Hockey League as a 16-year-old. He scored 6 goals with 16 assists and had 8 penalty minutes in 54 games. Sherwood Park finished sixth in the North Division and lost in the first round of the playoffs. Quenneville had no points nor penalty minutes in three playoff games.

2011-12: Quenneville was the leading scorer for Sherwood Park in his second AJHL season and represented Canada West in the 2011 U19 World Junior A Challenge. He scored 31 goals with 50 assists and had 22 penalty minutes in 53 games. Sherwood Park finished fourth in the North Division and advanced to the second round in the playoffs. Quenneville scored 4 goals with 4 assists and 10 penalty minutes in 10 playoff games. He was selected by Dubuque in the first round (13th overall) of the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.

2012-13: Quenneville was the second-leading scorer for Dubuque in his first USHL season as the Fighting Saints finished first in the Eastern Conference and captured the Clark Cup. He scored 33 goals with 37 assists and was plus-29 with 18 penalty minutes in 63 games. Dubuque lost just 11 of 64 games in the regular season and was 9-2 in the playoffs. Quenneville scored 6 goals with 3 assists and was plus-4 with 2 penalty minutes in nine playoff games. He was selected to play in the USHL/NHL Top Prospects Game and was named to the USHL’s second all-star team. Quenneville was ranked 130th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings in his second year of draft eligibility and was selected by Columbus in the seventh round (195th overall) in the 2013 NHL Draft.

2013-14: Quenneville skated in five games for Quinnipiac as a freshman before leaving school  in November to play junior hockey with the Brandon Wheat Kings. He had 4 assists and was plus-1 with 2 penalty minutes before leaving the Bobcats. In 44 regular season games with Brandon he scored 21 goals with 30 assists and was minus-11 with 10 penalty minutes. The Wheat Kings finished third in the East Division and reached the second round in the playoffs. Quenneville scored 1 goal with 3 assists and was minus-2 with 4 penalty minutes in eight playoff games. 

2014-15: Quenneville returned to Brandon as a 20-year-old for his first full season with the Wheat Kings. The club’s second-leading scorer behind Tim McGauley, he scored 27 goals with 48 assists and was +20 with 20 penalty minutes in 72 regular season games. The Wheat Kings finished first in the East Division, capturing the Eastern Conference title in the playoffs before falling to Kelowna in the WHL Finals. Quenneville scored 10 goals with 10 assists and was +5 with 4 penalty minutes in 19 playoff games. 

2015-16: Quenneville signed an AHL contract with Columbus AHL affiliate Lake Erie — appearing in one game with the Monsters and skating for the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones in his first pro season. He had no points nor penalties in his only game with  Lake Erie. Quenneville steadily worked his way into the lineup for the Cyclones as a 21-year-old.

Talent Analysis

Quenneville has good hands and has turned heads with his offensive agility. He is an offensive-minded forward that relies on his smooth hands to create scoring chances. His stick handling allows him to create opportunities whether he is by himself or coming down ice on odd man rushes. Quenneville has an improved scoring touch and shows his vision in the offensive zone. His stocky build allows him to fight for pucks in the corner and along the boards.  

Future

Quenneville is skating for the ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones in 2015-16. Since he was drafted while playing college hockey, the Blue Jackets have until June 2017 to sign him to an NHL contract. His playmaking ability and awareness suggest there is some potential but he is still fairly low in the pecking order amongst Blue Jackets' prospects.

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