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New York Islanders Prospect David Quenneville Quietly Dominating WHL

BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Velli-Pekka Kautonen of the New York Islanders attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - JUNE 25: Velli-Pekka Kautonen of the New York Islanders attends the 2016 NHL Draft on June 25, 2016 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) /
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New York Islanders prospect David Quenneville is having some season at the WHL level. He’s leading all WHL defenseman in points.

When you think of New York Islanders prospects, David Quenneville doesn’t necessarily come to mind. The Islanders took him in the seventh round of the 2016 draft. With his season at the WHL level this year maybe we should be talking about him more.

In 70 games Quenneville put up 80 points (26 goals, 54 assists) leading all defenseman in terms of points and goals.

That’s some rapid growth from the 20-year old who put up 59, 55, and 20 points respectively each of the last three years in juniors. Quenneville is a small defenseman at just five-foot-eight 187 pounds.

"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. – Dobber Prospects"

His size is definitely going to be something that scouts will be wary of. At only five-foot-eight, it’s hard to see him being able to hang at the NHL level.

Oddly enough through my research, I found that David Quenneville and Johnny Boychuk are kind of related. Johhny Boychuk is technically his Uncle. It’s all through marriage but technically speaking John Quenneville and David Quenneville are nephews of Johnny B.

Does that mean he’d have to call Boychuk “Uncle Johnny” if he ever made it to the next level?

Quenneville is currently without a contract from the Islanders. Maybe they’ll offer him one based on his performance this year. He is still just 20 years of age maybe you found someone who at the very least can give Bridgeport something on the blue line when their guys are ready for the NHL.

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Regardless of if he ever gets to play for the Islanders or not, he should be recognized for his outstanding season. Kudos to you David.

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