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Quine’s quickness shines in Peterborough

Published Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 1:17 a.m. under 2011-12 RWC Reports
Alan Quine

Alan Quine (Credit: Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Alan Quine entered the Ontario Hockey League in 2009 as a second overall draft pick billed as a potential scoring star. He’s well on his way to realizing that potential.

Quine, who the Detroit Red Wings selected in the third round (85th overall) in last year’s NHL draft, is a top-line center for the Peteroborough Petes who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals and 25 assists for 40 points in 37 games.

Already just two points away from matching his full-season total from 2010-11, the 18-year-old’s vast array of skill has been on full display as he’s climbed to 28th in OHL scoring.

“He’s got a great shot, but his best attribute is his quickness,” said Petes general manager Dave Reid, a former NHLer. “That separates him from the rest, that he’s so quick. He’s great with the puck in tight areas as well. He’s got an NHL shot, he’s got NHL speed, excellent vision, he’s got all those, but above everything, at the top, is his quickness.”

The 5-foot-11, 184-pound center plays in every situation other than the penalty kill, Reid said. That’s a job the Petes hope Quine will grow into next season as his all-around game evolves.

“Allan has done a fantastic job of learning the defensive center position with us, and he’s been outstanding at it,” Reid said. “One of the other things with Allan is not a hockey skill, it’s the fact he’s able to take in information and put it right into play.”

Reid said the next step is for Quine to play a strong defensive game more consistently.

“He’ll do it, you’ll see it there, but if he does it every game, every shift, that’s when he becomes a National Hockey Leaguer,” Reid said.

Quine, who also has a minus-11 rating on a team that is just below .500, didn’t play last week because of a mild shoulder strain but he’s expected to be back soon.

NOTES: After watching Mattias Backman help Sweden win a gold medal at the IIHF world junior championship in Alberta last week, it’s clear RWC made a big mistake leaving the smooth two-way defenseman off its preliminary prospect ranking for 2011-12. Rest assured that will be rectified at mid-season … Defenseman Xavier Ouellet (Blainville-Boisbriand, QMJHL) continues to stay on an absolute tear. He has six goals and six assists in his past six games, as well as 17 points in his past 10 and 22 in his past 17 … Petr Mrazek was named a tournament all-star at the WJC while picking up the directorate’s top goaltender award and being named one of the Czech Republic’s top three players as picked by his coaches. If that wasn’t enough, he returned to the OHL with Ottawa to post a 29-save shutout in his first game back on Jan. 7 against Mississauga … Winger Tomas Jurco (Saint John, QMJHL) sat out last week with a hip injury after returning from the WJC, where he was named one of Slovakia’s top three players by his coaches.

Following is this week’s statistical report.

SKATERS: REGULAR-SEASON REPORT

NAME TEAM LEVEL LEAGUE GP G A P PIM +/- SOG
Coetzee, Willie Grand Rapids PRO AHL 33 7 6 13 7 -2 74
Ferraro, Landon Grand Rapids PRO AHL 28 5 4 9 27 -3 36
Nyquist, Gustav Grand Rapids PRO AHL 30 9 21 30 10 -5 85
Tatar, Tomas Grand Rapids PRO AHL 34 10 19 29 24 +1 110
Andersson, Joakim Grand Rapids PRO AHL 31 8 9 17 16 0 63
Aubry, Louis-Marc Grand Rapids PRO AHL 27 3 3 6 14 -6 46
Callahan, Mitchell Grand Rapids PRO AHL 25 3 2 5 60 -1 35
Ehrhardt, Travis Grand Rapids PRO AHL 3 0 0 0 9 -1 5
Lashoff, Brian Grand Rapids PRO AHL 34 5 4 9 17 -12 48
Pare, Francis Grand Rapids PRO AHL 34 6 15 21 14 0 75
Parkes, Trevor Grand Rapids PRO AHL 25 1 3 4 8 +1 42
Raedeke, Brent Grand Rapids PRO AHL 31 5 6 11 18 -2 42
Smith, Brendan Grand Rapids PRO AHL 28 5 12 17 47 +2 60
Piche, Sebastien Grand Rapids PRO AHL 17 0 2 2 13 -5 14
Pyett, Logan Grand Rapids PRO AHL 34 1 15 16 22 +1 95
Nestrasil, Andrej Grand Rapids PRO AHL 11 2 1 3 2 -1 17
Fournier, Gleason Grand Rapids PRO AHL 3 1 1 2 2 0 1
Fournier, Gleason Toledo PRO ECHL 30 2 9 11 16 -8 67
Nestrasil, Andrej Toledo PRO ECHL 17 2 6 8 4 -10 34
Parkes, Trevor Toledo PRO ECHL 4 4 0 4 2 +1 17
Ouellet, Xavier B.-Boisbriand JR QMJHL 38 13 20 33 47 -6 115
Macek, Brooks Calgary JR WHL 39 11 17 28 17 +5 N/A
Nedomlel, Richard Swift Current JR WHL 42 4 17 21 54 -20 N/A
Tvrdon, Marek Vancouver JR WHL 35 15 26 41 22 0 N/A
Sproul, Ryan Sault Ste. Marie JR OHL 37 10 16 26 39 +17 N/A
Quine, Alan Peterborough JR OHL 37 15 25 40 11 -11 N/A
Jurco, Tomas Saint John JR QMJHL 30 21 24 45 25 +28 125
Hudon, Philippe Victoriaville JR QMJHL 14 2 1 3 8 -1 29
Jensen, Nick St. Cloud State COL NCAA 22 4 13 17 2 +6 35
Nicastro, Max Boston U. COL NCAA 17 1 4 5 20 0 28
Cayer, Julien Clarkson COL NCAA 18 6 2 8 18 -2 29
Marshall, Ben Minnesota COL NCAA 23 2 6 8 25 +13 52
Sheahan, Riley Notre Dame COL NCAA 20 7 14 21 14 0 70
Pulkkinen, Teemu Jokerit EUR FIN 33 9 13 22 4 0 138
Almquist, Adam HV-71 EUR SEL 34 3 8 11 24 +17 N/A
Axelsson, Dick MoDo EUR SEL 23 8 8 16 49 -3 N/A
Jarnkrok, Calle Brynas EUR SEL 37 8 15 23 10 -7 N/A
Backman, Mattias Linkoping EUR SEL 26 1 5 6 10 +5 N/A
Marchenko, Alexey CSKA Moscow EUR KHL 4 0 0 0 2 -3 2

GOALIES: REGULAR SEASON REPORT

NAME TEAM LEAGUE GP W L O/S SO GAA SV%
Mrazek, Petr Ottawa OHL 30 17 7 5 0 2.91 .912
Pearce, Jordan Grand Rapids AHL 12 1 6 1 1 3.42 .877
McCollum, Thomas Grand Rapids AHL 9 6 3 0 0 2.78 .909
McCollum, Thomas Toledo ECHL 13 5 6 1 0 2.68 .905
7 Comments
  1. rich says:

    Another great RWC, thanks! Backman was indeed impressive at the WJC.

  2. Trip says:

    I read weekly, but never reply. Thanks for all your hard work and insight!

  3. Teldar says:

    I wait for these every week as well. Great stuff.

  4. rich says:

    @Teldar: Same here! Highlight of my week.

  5. Jack says:

    Agreed, I look forward to seeing these articles thanks RWC!

  6. Mike Suggs says:

    It’s nice to see Quine producing above a point per game pace this season. He’s far from fully developed, but his good play right now is a good indicator that he has the skill to make the jump to the next level. Nice job, kid. Also playing for Stevie Y’s old OHL team haha.

    As a side note, Jarnkrok had a hat trick either last night or the night before. Hell yea!

    I check this site every week for a new article, and I check it daily for the forum posts. Thanks RWC!! You give me something to look forward to between classes and work haha



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