Biography:

In the leadup to PyeongChang 2018, forward Quinton Howden played for Team Canada at the Channel One Cup and Karjala Cup in 2017. He previously played for Team Canada at the 2010 World U18 Championship, followed by the 2011 and 2012 World Junior Championships where he won silver and bronze. He has played 97 NHL games for the Florida Panthers (2012-16) and Winnipeg Jets (2016-17). He has also spent time in the AHL, playing for both teams’ affiliates, the San Antonio Rampage (2012-15) and Manitoba Moose (2016-17). In 2017-18 he joined the Minsk Dynamo of the KHL. Howden played his junior hockey with the WHL’s Moose Jaw Warriors from 2007 to 2012. He was selected in the first round, 25th overall, by the Florida Panthers in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.

A little more about Quinton…

Getting into the Sport: Started playing hockey at age 7 because he loved the game and the competition it provided… After breaking his femur in a bike accident, doctors told him he wouldn’t walk well ever again; wanting to prove everyone wrong, he put on skates as soon as he re-learned how to walk… Outside interests: Enjoys playing golf, watersports, and hanging out with family… Considers himself a craftsman… Odds and Ends: Younger brother Brett won gold with Team Canada at the 2018 World Junior Championship…