Quinton Howden (born January 21, 1992) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player of Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod of the Kontinental Hockey League (KHL). He was drafted by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Florida Panthers in the first round of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, 25th overall. He was also selected to play in the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships for Canada.
January 21, 1992|
Oakbank, Manitoba, Canada
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||183 lb (83 kg; 13 st 1 lb)|
Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod|
25th overall, 2010|
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.
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. Howden played five games with the Warriors as an affiliate player during the 2007–08 season, before joining the club full-time for the 2008–09 season. 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, Howden was drafted in the first round, 25th overall, in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. In 2011, he signed a three-year, entry-level contract with Florida but was sent back to Moose Jaw for his final year of junior. In the 2012–13 season, he split time between Florida and their American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate; in 18 games with Florida, he had no points.
After four seasons within the 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.
|World Junior Championships|
|Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament|
Howden was invited to take part in Canada's 2011 National Junior Team selection camp  He then participated at the 2011 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York, winning the silver medal; and the 2012 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Canada, winning bronze. In 2018, Howden won a bronze medal after he was chosen to represent Canada at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2007–08||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||5||0||0||0||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||62||13||17||30||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||65||28||37||65||44||2||0||2||2||2|
|2010–11||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||60||40||39||79||43||6||5||2||7||2|
|2011–12||Moose Jaw Warriors||WHL||52||30||35||65||16||14||5||10||15||6|
|2011–12||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||4||0||0||0||2|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||57||13||17||30||24||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||59||10||17||27||26||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||33||3||15||18||16||3||0||1||1||2|
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