AUDIO: Quenneville thankful for AHL shot with Sound Tigers

By Scott Roblin
April 16, 2018 - 3:35pm Updated: April 16, 2018 - 7:07pm

 

BRIDGEPORT, CT – After years of honing his craft with the Medicine Hat Tigers, David Quenneville has finally gotten his shot at the professional level.

Signing an entry-level contract with the New York Islanders earlier this month, Quenneville was assigned to the American Hockey League’s Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Over the weekend, the blueliner played in his first three professional hockey games before the end of the AHL regular season.

In those games, Quenneville was held pointless with five shots on goal and a minus-two showing.

Speaking from Bridgeport on Monday, Quenneville said the Sound Tigers made the transition from junior to the pro ranks as smooth as possible.

“The coaches did a really good job of trying to get me acclimated of knowing what we wanted to play here in Bridgeport and what I needed to do to be successful,” said Quenneville. “But at the same time, just letting me play my game. Obviously, they signed me for a reason and that’s to play my game, and anything in between is kind of background noise.”

Quenneville broke the Tigers record for career points by a defenceman this past season, while he led all WHL defenders with 80 points in 70 games.

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