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Winnipeg Jets' 2016 Top 25 Under 25: #18 Quinton Howden

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Where does the Manitoba product stand within the Jets' organization?

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Position

DOB

Acquired

Truck

Arby

Matt

Andy

Derek

Trevor

Ian

Brian

Cole

Daniel

Allan

Phil

LW/C

01/21/92

UFA, 2016

20

20

18

22

14

18

20

13

25

19

26

18

A former first round pick of the Florida Panthers, Quinton Howden was recently signed during the summer to a one year, two-way contract. Howden has spent the past four years of his career splitting time between the Panthers and their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage. In 92 career NHL games he has 10 goals and 7 assists. His AHL totals are 26 goals and 49 assists in 149 career games.

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AIH Author's Thoughts

Truck

Howden has proven NHL ability - that gives him a leg up on many others from this list. He also has limited upside - this is likely why he ranks where he does.

Arby

He played in the NHL, so that's good. Then again, so does Chris Thorburn. He does have some experience on his side, so it'll be interesting to see how he does at camp in relation to the kids. He may be a tweener, but until other kids make the show he'll have that on them.

Andy

To be honest with you, I don't know a lot about Howden. But I do know the Jets thought enough of him to offer him a one year deal. The 24 year old spent time with the Florida Panthers last year, and notched 11 points in 58 games. Inconsistencies plagued him, and the the Manitoba product will compete against other bottom 6 forwards for ice time this season.

Summary

Howden will be one of the many faces competing for a spot on the Jets' bottom six come training camp. Whether or not he can make it on the team is another story. He may find himself pushed down to the Moose if younger talent with more upside wind up impressing enough to make the team. Hopefully if he does, it means that a player like Chris Thorburn or Anthony Peluso will find themselves pushed out of the lineup on a more permanent basis.

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