Quinton Howden
Howden Jets.jpg
Born January 21 1992 (1992-01-21) (age 25),
Oakbank, MB, CAN
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team (P)
Cur. team
F. teams
Winnipeg Jets
Manitoba Moose (AHL)
Florida Panthers
NHL Draft 25th overall, 2010
Florida Panthers
Playing career 2012–present

Quinton Howden (born January 21, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays within the Winnipeg Jets organization of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was drafted by the Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (25th overall).[1] He was also selected to play in the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for Team Canada.[2] Howden is considered to be a power forward known for his combination of speed, size and creativity.

Playing careerEdit

Howden started playing minor hockey when he was five. Before starting to play hockey, he broke his femur in a bicycle accident, and had to spend two months in a cast from chest to toe. As a result of the injury, his doctors doubted he would be a very good athlete.[3]

Howden was the first overall choice in the 2007 Western Hockey League (WHL) Bantam Draft by the Moose Jaw Warriors. After weighing his options between National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey and the WHL, Howden chose to sign with the Warriors shortly after the draft.[4] Howden played 5 games with the Warriors as an affiliate player[4] during the 2007–08 season, before joining the club full-time for the 2008–09 season.[5] He had a relatively quiet rookie season, but really came out in his sophomore season setting a point-per-game pace.

After a 65 point season with Moose Jaw he was drafted in the first round 25th overall in the 2010 NHL entry draft by the Florida Panthers. In 2011, he signed a 3 year entry level contract with Florida but was sent back to Moose Jaw for his final year of junior. In the 2012-2013 season he split time between Florida and their AHL affiliate in 18 games with Florida he had no points.

After four seasons within the Florida Panthers organization, Howden failed to receive a qualifying offer and therefore left as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets on July 1, 2016.[6]

International playEdit

Medal record
Competitor for Flag of Canada Canada
Ice hockey
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Gold 2009 Slovakia
World Junior Championships
Silver 2011 USA
Bronze 2012 Canada

Howden was invited to take part in Canada’s 2011 National Junior Team selection camp [7]He then participated at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Buffalo, winning the silver medal and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships held in Canada and won the bronze medal.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2007–08Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL50000
2008–09Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL6213173022
2009–10Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL652837654420222
2010–11Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL604039794365272
2011–12Moose Jaw WarriorsWHL523035651614510156
2011–12San Antonio RampageAHL40002
2012–13San Antonio RampageAHL5713173024
2012–13Florida PanthersNHL180002
2013–14San Antonio RampageAHL5910172726
2013–14Florida PanthersNHL1642610
2014–15San Antonio RampageAHL33315181630112
2015–16Florida PanthersNHL58651118
2016-17Manitoba MooseAHL5813112410
2016–17Winnipeg JetsNHL50000
NHL totals 97 10 7 17 30


Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WJC18 7th 6 4 2 6 4
2011 Canada WJC Silver medal icon 7 2 3 5 4
2012 Canada WJC Bronze medal icon 6 3 3 6 2
Junior totals 19 9 8 17 10


  1. 2010 NHL Entry Draft. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
  2. Quinton Howden player profile. Hockey Canada (2011-05-06). Retrieved on 2011-05-06.
  3. Howden, Quinton. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Warriors sign deal with Howden. Regina Leader Post (2010-08-24). Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
  5. Quinton Howden (LW). Western Hockey League. Retrieved on 2010-06-26.
  6. "Jets agree to terms with Quinton Howden". Winnipeg Jets (2016-07-01). Retrieved on 2016-07-01.
  7. "Hockey Canada Selection Camp: Team Profile". Hockey Canada (2011-04-17). Retrieved on 2013-06-17.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Nick Bjugstad
Florida Panthers first round draft pick
Succeeded by
Jonathan Huberdeau

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