Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Howden Signs with Panthers

Panthers Agree To Entry Level Contract With Quinton Howden

Cats ink First Round Selection in 2010 NHL Entry Draft

Wednesday, 04.06.2011 / 5:07 PM / Transactions
Florida Panthers
Quinton Howden (Cory Kerr Photography)
SUNRISE, Fla. – Florida Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon announced today that the club has agreed to terms with F Quinton Howden on an entry level contract.
“We are pleased to agree to an entry level contract with Quinton Howden,” said Tallon. “Quinton possesses speed, skill and tremendous character and we consider him a big part of our franchise’s future. He made incredible progress this year, leading his junior team with 40 goals, and he’s committed to continuing to work hard in the development process.”

 Howden, 19, was selected by Florida in the first round (No. 25 overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound left wing paced Moose Jaw (WHL) with 40 goals and ranked second on the team with 79 points (40-39-79). In the WHL playoffs he led his team with five goals and seven points (5-2-7) in six games played.  

The Oak Bank, Manitoba native served as Moose Jaw’s assistant captain and was named to a WHL Eastern Conference Second Team All-Star. For his career in Moose Jaw, he played in 192 games scoring 81 goals with 93 assists and 109 PIM.

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