With the 30th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft, the New Jersey Devils select John Quenneville, Center, Brandon Wheat Kings, WHL.
Listed at 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, Quenneville scored 25 goals and had 58 points with the Wheat Kings.
Quenneville is a well rounded two-way center who does not excel at one specific part of the game, but does everything well. Quenneville, cousin of former Devil Joel Quennville, was compared to Dave Bolland and Adam Henrique.
He is projected to become a number two or three center, much like Henrique has become. Ranked 32nd by NHL.com, here is his scouting report:
Skating - 4/5
Ice Q - 4/5
Hands - 4/5
Shot - 3/5
Compete - 4/5
As you can see, Quenneville does not do any one thing exceptionally well, but he is extremely well-rounded, consistent, and can play in all three zones. Not a bad selection by the Devils and in a few years we could see another player like Henrique in Quenneville.
The Devils are back at it at 10 am tomorrow morning with five more draft picks (41, 71, 131, 152, 161).