Rankings Rewind: FC’s 21st overalls

Aaron Vickers2016 Draft Center

With the 21st overall selection in the National Hockey League Draft, Future Considerations selects…

…Quinton Howden.

The former Moose Jaw Warriors standout dominated the Western Hockey League over the course of his final two seasons before turning pro, scoring 70 goals and 144 points in just 112 games. Those same seasons he also double medalled at the World Junior Championship, earning silver in 2011 before picking up a bronze in 2012.

Following last season, Howden turned pro. In his first year, the 21-year-old managed 13 goals and 30 points in 57 games. The 6-foot-2, 189-pound forward also made his NHL debut this season, skating in 18 games for the Florida Panthers.

FC’s 21st Ranked Players By Year

2008: Chet Pickard (NAS, 18th overall)
2009: Chris Kreider (NYR, 19th overall)
2010: Quinton Howden (FLA, 25th overall)
2011: Nicklas Jensen (VAN, 29th overall)
2012: Andrei Vasilevski (TBL, 19th overall)

2013: Morgan Klimchuk

For six seasons, Future Considerations has been bringing you the best in NHL Draft eligible content. To celebrate the NHL Draft — our sixth, we’re going back through our previous rankings to identify who was the best of the best at each pick, starting with all our 30th overalls and working to our top picks.