Quenneville makes pro debut with AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers

By Scott Roblin
April 14, 2018 - 12:16pm

ALLENTOWN, PA – It may not have gone exactly the way he wanted, but Medicine Hat Tigers defenceman David Quenneville can now officially call himself a professional hockey player.

Quenneville made his American Hockey League debut with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday night, dressing on the team’s third defensive pairing with Kane Lafranchise.

It wasn’t the easiest night for Tigers vet, as he was on the ice for two goals against in a 5-2 loss against the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Despite the minus two rating, Quenneville was able to record his first two shots of his AHL career on Friday.

Bridgeport winds up the regular season this weekend with a road game Saturday against the Hershey Bears before their final home game against the Charlotte Checkers.

Sitting with a record of 36-30-5-3 on the season, the Sound Tigers will miss the playoffs meaning Quenneville will only have two more games to suit up before his season comes to an end.

After scoring 80 points in 70 games with the Tigers this season, Quenneville was signed by the New York Islanders to an entry-level contract on April 6 and is currently on an amateur try-out with Bridgeport.

Medicine Hat’s all-time leader in points by a defenceman, Quenneville has skated in 250 career games with the ‘Tabbies’ and posted 69 goals and 214 points.

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