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2016 NHL Draft Profile: David Quenneville

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With the 2016 draft just over a week away, we’re going to highlight a few players the Sharks could be targeting for their first pick late in the second round. San Jose has the 60th pick in the draft. The first round will be held on June 24 in Buffalo with the remainder of the draft scheduled for June 25.

Other draft profiles:

Adam Brooks

Sam Steel

Adam Mascherin

Name: David Quenneville

Position: Defense

Born: March 13, 1998

Birthplace: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Height: 5'8

Weight: 183 lbs

Shoots: Right

TSN Pick Projection: 60th

Assets

David Quenneville (second cousin of Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville) has played two full seasons for the WHL’s Medicine Hat Tigers. The defender more than doubled his points from his first season to his second, jumping from 20 in his rookie season to 55 this year. That’s a lot of points for a defender, and obviously bodes well for Quenneville’s future.

Flaws

Quenneville’s size is his biggest hurdle to overcome. At only 5’8 and 183 pounds he’s going to find it tough to match up against big NHL forwards. He’s been scouted as needing work on his defensive game, and could probably do with another year or two in junior.

Career Potential

2nd pair defenseman (via SBNation College Hockey)

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