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Fantasy Summary

Quenneville’s viability as an NHL defenseman will depend on whether his puck moving skills will be enough to offset the difficulties he is likely to have in handling bigger NHL forwards around the net.


Observations

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March 2020 – Quenneville saw a little bit of time with Binghamton but in a bottom-pairing role as he totaled just a point in seven games.  Chris Wassel 

February 2020 – Quenneville has been traded to the New Jersey Devils along with a second round pick for defenseman Andy Greene. Pat Quinn

 

March 2019 – At 5-foot-8, Quenneville is already fighting the odds when it comes to becoming a top-six defenseman in the NHL. History shows that these small-sized defensemen need to be able to generate points from the backend and have to be fleet of foot to escape the forecheck to excel at the highest level. Unfortunately for Quenneville, his skating needs some work, and his 14 points in 43 ECHL games this year is not showing that ability to generate points. He has put up points at other levels, but he will have to show more at the pro game before we can start considering him a huge fantasy target. Nate Duffett

October 2017 – Quenneville embarks on his fourth season with the Medicine Hat Tigers (WHL) with an “A” on his chest. He is off to a hot start in terms of scoring – he leads the team in the early going. The right-handed shooting defenseman had a terrific U18 World Junior Championship tournament but still slipped to pick #200 in the 2016 NHL Entry Draft.

The drawback is that Quenneville is listed at just 5-9, but that’s about the extent of his limitations. He is a very good skater who exhibits a strong grasp of escapability. The second cousin of Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville, David has terrific hockey sense and puck poise. He is not a soft, offense-only player either. He is well-positioned defensively and makes smart, timely hits to protect the dot-line. If he picks up the pace on his development arc, the Edmonton native might mimic Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon down the line. Michael Farkas

July 2016 – David Quenneville, brother of Devils’ first rounder John and Blue Jackets’ pick Peter, was taken by the Islanders in the seventh round in 2016. David was one of the most prolific offensive defenseman in the WHL last season. He put up 14 goals and 55 total points. His 39 primary points ranked second among WHL draft-eligible defenseman, four behind 13th overall pick Jake Bean, and 11 ahead of 28th overall pick Lucas Johansen. Quenneville was also lights out for Canada at the U-18 World Championships in April of 2016, leading all defenders in the tournament with eight points. Quenneville is an offensive defenseman, who has all the tools of a power play specialist. He has an extremely hard shot, and shows great poise and edges when handling the puck at the blueline. This allows him to extend plays and open shooting and passing lanes. Quenneville also showed a penchant for physical play at the U-18s, often stepping up on his man. However, this did occasionally leave him out of position. Brent Craswell

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.5
NHL Certainty 3.0
Country CAN
Position D
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth March 13, 1998
Height 5‘8”
Weight 194 lbs
Drafted 2016 Round 7; Overall: 200

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2011-2012 SSAC Lions U15 AAAAEHL U1532 16 2844 44|Playoffs11 6 1521 18 
  SSAC Bulldogs U16 AAAAEHL U162 1 12 0|        
  SSAC Lions U15 AAAJohn Reid Bantam3 4 37 0|        
 2012-2013 SSAC Lions U15 AAAAEHL U1532 34 3872 77|Playoffs11 8 2028 12 
  Team Edmonton South Alberta Cup4 0 44 4|        
 2013-2014 Team Alberta WCCC-164 1 23 0|        
  SSAC Athletics U18 AAAAEHL U1832 11 1627 40|        
  Medicine Hat TigersWHL1 0 00 0|        
 2014-2015 Team White U17-Dev3 0 00 2|        
  Medicine Hat TigersWHL66 6 1420 47|Playoffs1 0 00
  Canada White U17WHC-175 1 23 10|        
 2015-2016 Team White U18-Dev3 0 11 0|        
  Medicine Hat TigersWHL64 14 4155 30|        
  Canada U18Hlinka Gretzky Cup4 0 11 0|        
  Canada U18WJC-187 5 38 4|        
 2016-2017 Medicine Hat TigersWHL49 23 3659 37|Playoffs11 4 913
 2017-2018 Medicine Hat TigersWHL70 26 5480 58|Playoffs6 1 78
  Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL3 0 00 0|        
  WHL All-StarsJr Super Series2 2 02 4|        
 2018-2019 Worcester RailersECHL55 5 1621 47|        
 2019-2020 Bridgeport Sound TigersAHL18 1 56 12|        
  Worcester RailersECHL14 0 22 6|        
  Binghamton DevilsAHL7 0 11 0|        
 2020-2021 Binghamton DevilsAHL- - -- -|        

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