William Quist

Hometown:

Nybro Sweden

Currently Playing In:

Europe

Birthday:

1989-07-31

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2007

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

Height:

6-3

Acquired:

6th Round (157th overall), 2007

Weight:

192 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2006-07: Spending most of the season with Tingsryd U20 (U20 Elit), Quist netted eight goals and 23 points through 20 games, career-high numbers. He also appeared in two games with Team Sweden’s U20 squad, but failed to register any points.
 

2007-08: Quist played all over Europe this season, appearing with six different clubs within the Linkoping and Tingsryd systems. He tallied 15 goals and 33 points in 38 games.

2008-09: The forward joined up with his hometown team this season, appearing in 43 games with the Nybro Vikings (Swe-1); he tallied five goals and six points in his debut season with the squad. He also joined up with the Swedish National U20 Team, but failed to register any points in three appearances. Expect to see him back with the Vikings next season.

Talent Analysis
A huge guy that is a very good and speedy skater. Quist is technically skilled and has good hands. He is creative with the puck and tough to stop thanks to his great reach. Could use some extra muscles and strength but still gets involved when things get rough.

Quist has the potential as his skating is a strength and he has size but he is still very raw and needs to develop his abilities.
Future
The Oilers made it very clear that they wanted him to come to Canada and play in the CHL for the coming year but instead Quist has signed a contract with Nybro, a men’s league below the SEL.  The Oilers are concerned that he’ll barely play if/when he isn’t a healthy scratch.  He hasn’t accomplished much and has not taken advice from the organization so he’s definitely painted himself into a corner.