Kyle Quincey spent his first season in the OHL with the London Knights after being drafted in the third round of the 2001 OHL draft. He played a safe stay-at-home type of hockey while contributing offensively as well. He finished the regular season with 6 goals and 18 points in 66 games. His playoff performance was even better. He scored 3 goals and 7 points in 14 games and was one of the best defensemen on the team.
2005-06: His first season as a pro and his first in Grand Rapids. He had an excellent rookie campaign, logging 7 goals, 26 assists, +15 and 107 penalty minutes in 70 games. Quincey’s playoff performance was unspectacular with only one assist in 16 games, a -7, and 27 penalty minutes.
Quincey was picked up off of waivers from the Detroit Red Wings in 2008 to fill an immediate need on the Kings team as Jack Johnson undergoes surgery and is expected out for two to three months.
Quincey is a good sized defenseman who has good mobility. He is a good skater with solid lateral movement and good top speed. He has quick feet and plays aggressive, defensive-minded hockey. He works hard and is a true team player. He is strong and clears the zone effectively.
Quincey returns to the Red Wings after being dealt from Colorado to Tampa Bay, and then to Detroit in March of 2012.