John Quenneville

Chicago Blackhawks
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Fantasy Summary

Versatile and intelligent scoring forward with good intangibles.


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 5.7
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country CAN
Position LW
Roster Type Minors
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 16, 1996
Height 6‘1”
Weight 205 lbs
Drafted 2014 Round 1; Overall: 30

Observations

 

June 2019 — John Quenneville was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for John Hayden over the weekend. He will likely report to Chicago at first then eventually the AHL.  Chris Wassel

April 2019 — Quenneville finished up the year with 37 points in 36 games for Binghamton but just one goal in 19 games while playing for New Jersey. It leads to an interesting question with his contract up in New Jersey. Does New Jersey move on or do they sign him to a one or two year deal that is two-way again? Quenneville needs to clear waivers in order to be sent to the minors in 2019-20 and as a former first-round pick he would probably get snapped up, so chances are he sticks with the big club for better or for worse.  Chris Wassel 

March 2019 – Quenneville endured an up and down season between New Jersey and Binghamton. There is no problem with him scoring at the AHL level as he averaged nearly a point a contest. However, up in New Jersey was a different story. Zero points in 17 games this year raises some red flags. Yes, the former first-round pick is a bit of a project. However, at some point, he must be more than just a fourth-line plugin Newark. At almost 23, the forward is beginning to run out of time. Chris Wassel

October 2018 – Quenneville might finally be ready to make good on that potential the Devils saw in him to use their first round pick in 2014. Conditioning issues in the past had slowed him, but he came into camp raring and ready to go and made the 23 man roster. The Devils love his intensity and his vocal nature, but the kid has also shown he can produce as well. He had 46 points in 58 games as a rookie in the AHL in 2016-2017 and last season he had 34 points in 43 games with a poor Binghamton squad. In a deeper league or a dynasty league, he might be worth taking a chance on him. Kelly Bowler

March 2018 – Quenneville has been one of the bright spots of the Binghamton’s disappointing season. He has continued to find the back of the net as he has his whole career and earned himself a couple of games in the NHL. A mid-season knee injury has limited the number of games Quenneville played this year but he will have plenty of time to recover before next season. The Devils can afford to be patient and let him develop his game more in the minors before he becomes a full-time NHL player. Grant Frey

May 2017 – Quenneville finished strong. While spending most of March lining up with Mike Cammalleri and Adam Henrique in New Jersey, he still led the A-Devils in scoring (14 goals, 32 assists in 58 games) as an AHL rookie and topped the team with four points (three goals and an assist), during their four-game playoff series with the Marlies. A likely candidate for increased NHL ice time and production in 2017-18. As a former WHL teammate of Nolan Patrick at Brandon, it’s possible the two will line up should New Jersey brass choose Patrick with first Entry Draft pick in June? – Kevin Wickersham

February 2017 – While Quenneville’s scoring has slowed from his early-season pace, due in part to a flurry of NHL call-ups among Albany forwards resulting in frequent line shifts, he has continued to produce well and serve as a stabilizing factor. In spite of missing several AHL games during a cup of coffee with New Jersey, with 10 goals and 19 assists, Quenneville leads Albany in points and assists, as well as SOGs with 98. He will be asked to carry more of the A-Devils’ scoring load with Joseph Blandisi’s recent NHL promotion. Kevin Wickersham

November 2016 – Quenneville has thus far followed up admirably on his impressive campaign with the WHL champion Brandon Wheat Kings by excelling in a variety of areas with Albany. Though his scoring totals at this early juncture (five goals and five assists through 16 games) are down slightly from his point-per-game pace at Brandon and strong playoff performance en route to the Ed Chynoweth Cup, he continues to demonstrate impressive playmaking skills, both in sharing and shooting the puck. The second cousin of Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville, the young forward displays a good sense for the game and is not afraid to fight for position, employing his strength and tenacity along the boards and elsewhere, and is equally adept on defense and in faceoffs. Even if he doesn’t return to his previously gaudy scoring totals, his combination of grit and scoring ability profile as a potentially solid, if not spectacular, and smart NHL center. That being said, the 20-year-old Quenneville has a significant amount of time to further develop his game, and it would not be shocking to see him achieve beyond these expectations. Kevin Wickersham

May 2016 – Quenneville has had an extremely impressive season for the Brandon Wheat Kings, who are heading to the Memorial Cup after winning the third WHL title in franchise history. Quenneville finished first in goals in playoffs with 16, as well as third in scoring with 27 points. He scored at least one point in 16 of the 21 playoff games. He also had three shorthanded goals in the WHL playoffs. He scored 31 goals and 42 assists in a regular season and he also played for Team Canada at the World Junior Championship in Finland. Quenneville has been one of the key players for the Wheat Kings this season, showing impressive ability both with and without the puck. He’s a player who can be counted on in key situations and he can also finish off his chances. Marco Bombino

December 2015 – Quenneville’s impressive season has earned him a spot on Canada’s World Juniors team. He is slotted on the left wing playing with Dylan Strome and Mitch Marner, two very talented players. Quenneville will also be playing on the penalty kill due to a commitment to play on the defensive side of the puck. With the Wheat Kings, Quenneville has earned 13 goals and 33 points in 25 games so he can score as well. Look for him to be a steady two-way force for team Canada. Justin Nobre

November 2015 – John Quenneville was one of the few rookies who played well in training camp with New Jersey. He did not look out of place playing with pros like Adam Henrique and Kyle Palmieri. After much thought, the Devils decided to send him back to further develop his game. The main issue with Quenneville was that he was never able to consistently find the score sheet. That seems to be a thing in the past as he been one of the biggest contributors for the Wheat Kings this year. In 18 games Quenneville has nine goals and 21 points and is 3rd among forwards in scoring for the Wheat Kings. Quenneville has a solid chance of making the Devils roster next year. Justin Nobre​

July 2015 – Quenneville, finished his third season with the Brandon Wheat Kings in the WHL. Quenneville had 17 goals and 47 points in 57 regular-season games last season. He certainly turned his game up a notch by scoring 10 goals and had 19 points in 19 WHL playoff games to help the Wheat Kings advance to the WHL finals, where the Kelowna Rockets swept them. Quenneville was one point away from being the teams leading scorer in the playoffs. Quenneville just recently signed an entry-level contract for $842,500 a season. Quenneville will most likely go back to the Wheat Kings to further develop his game before he is ready to play in the NHL. The Wheat Kings are expected to compete for the Memorial trophy again next year. There is a small chance that he can make the team next year due to his size and a two-way game that the Devils covet. Quenneville is one prospect to keep an eye out in camp. Justin Nobre

June 2014 – The New Jersey Devils selected John Quenneville 30th overall in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Brendan Ross

May 2014 – Chicago Blackhawks’ head coach Joel Quenneville’s second cousin, John Quenneville projects to be an all-around competitor capable of playing all three forward positions. He is an opportunistic and puck hungry scoring inside the offensive zone and his overall work ethic, compete level and grittiness should ensure that he gets selected sometime in the top half of the draft. Coaches and teams like these blue-collared players with good offensive skills so Quenneville will be coveted. The Sherwood Park native had 25 goals and 58 points in 61 games for Brandon Wheat Kings of the WHL. Brendan Ross


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2009-2010 Sherwood Park Flyers Bantam AAA AMBHL 29 15 15 30 51 |          
 2010-2011 SSAC Lions Bantam AAA AMBHL 33 35 40 75 52 |          
  SSAC Bulldogs Minor Midget AAA AMMHL 2 1 3 4 0 |          
  Team Edmonton North Alberta Cup 5 0 2 2 6 |          
 2011-2012 SSAC Athletics Midget AAA AMHL 30 15 18 33 40 | Playoffs 6 2 1 3 20 
  Team Alberta WCCC-16 4 0 5 5 - |          
  Sherwood Park Crusaders AJHL 9 0 3 3 0 | Playoffs 2 2 0 2
 2012-2013 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 47 8 11 19 14 |          
  Canada Pacific U17 WHC-17 4 0 0 0 0 |          
 2013-2014 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 61 25 33 58 71 | Playoffs 9 5 8 13 10 
  Canada U18 WJC-18 7 1 1 2 16 |          
 2014-2015 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 57 17 30 47 63 | Playoffs 19 10 9 19 18 
  WHL All-Stars Jr Super Series 2 0 0 0 0 |          
 2015-2016 Brandon Wheat Kings WHL 57 31 42 73 71 | Playoffs 21 16 11 27
  Brandon Wheat Kings M-Cup 3 1 1 2 2 |          
  Canada U20 WJC-20 5 1 1 2 4 |          
 2016-2017 New Jersey Devils NHL 12 1 3 4 2 |          
  Albany Devils AHL 58 14 32 46 53 | Playoffs 4 3 1 4
 2017-2018 New Jersey Devils NHL 2 0 0 0 0 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 43 14 20 34 45 |          
 2018-2019 New Jersey Devils NHL 19 1 0 1 4 |          
  Binghamton Devils AHL 37 18 21 39 41 |          
 2019-2020 Rockford IceHogs AHL 5 1 0 1 0 |          

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