New York Islanders: Top 25 Under 25 2019-2020 Edition
Number 25: David Quenneville (Defence) | Age: 21
Worcester Railers Stats: 5 G, 16A, 21 PTS
Coming in at number 25 is David Quenneville. The seventh-round pick by the Islanders from 2016 had an OK year at the ECHL level with the Worcester Railers. His 21 points in 55 games were good for third on the team behind Ryan McKinnon and 31-year-old veteran Mike Cornell (who had 172 penalty minutes last season).
The right-shooting Quenneville had great numbers at the junior level. In 249 games for the Medicine Hat Tigers of the WHL, he scored 214 points, including a 26 goal and 80 point season in 2017-18.
So why was he drafted so low? He’s not what you would call the tallest player at 5’8”. Three years ago that mattered a lot. Seeing 5’7” Cole Caufield drafted 15th overall by the Montreal Canadiens must bother Quenneville a bit.
Quenneville has a chance to make the Sound Tigers roster this season. With the quality up top for the Sound Tigers, Quenneville could showcase his skills to the Islanders instead of feeling buried at the ECHL level.
He makes this list because there’s something to Quenneville. Through-out his junior career, he showed that he’s got talent. At 21-years-old he’s still got lots of time to show it.