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New York Islanders Top 5 Players Developed From AHL In Last 5 Years

BRIDGEPORT, CT - DECEMBER 19: Matt Donovan #24 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers celebrates his second goal of the game which turned out to be the game winner against the Albany Devils at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on December 19, 2012 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Sound Tigers defeated the Devils 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
BRIDGEPORT, CT - DECEMBER 19: Matt Donovan #24 of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers celebrates his second goal of the game which turned out to be the game winner against the Albany Devils at the Webster Bank Arena at Harbor Yard on December 19, 2012 in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Sound Tigers defeated the Devils 4-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 16: Alan Quine #10 of the New York Islanders reacts in the second period after a goal by Damon Severson #28 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at Barclays Center on January 16, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 16: Alan Quine #10 of the New York Islanders reacts in the second period after a goal by Damon Severson #28 of the New Jersey Devils during their game at Barclays Center on January 16, 2018 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

Alan Quine

Sound Tiger Stats: 51 G, 86 A, 137 PTS in 196 Games (From 2013-2018)

You get some players that excel at junior and excel at the AHL, but for some reason, they can never put it together at the NHL level. Rob Schremp immediately comes to mind.

He dominated junior with 384 points in 247 games (1.55 points-per-game) and did the same at the AHL with 172 points in 217 games (0.79 points-per-game). In the NHL Schremp posted 54 points in 114 games played.

I know Alan Quine isn’t Rob Schremp but just look at the numbers.

In junior Alan Quine put up 218 points in 252 games (0.86 points-per-game). At the AHL level, he’s put up 138 points in 199 games (0.69 points-per-game).

But when it comes to the NHL Quine, like Schremp isn’t nearly as productive. His responsible and defensively sound game are good things to have in a lineup, but unlike the AHL with it’s inexperienced and frankly less talented squads, Quine clearly excels. But the precision and talent of the NHL is too much.

Look, Quine probably belongs in the NHL, but he’s no more than a fourth line center. There’s nothing wrong with that. Evey NHL team needs a fourth line center. But in terms of an impact player, Alan Quine just isn’t one.

Bridgeport did a good job grooming Alan Quine to be the type of player he is. And again, he fits the mold of the defensively responsible player. But again, he’s not an impact player.

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