It wasn’t until being inserted into the Stanley Cup Playoffs that he really made it stick though, as he added another tally and 4 assists through 10 contests.
The forward spent most of his time with affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he has skated exclusively except for the tail end of his rookie season when he was reassigned to Stockton Thunder to gain some playoff experience.
He would follow-up the demotion with his best season playing a career high 75 AHL games scoring a best 23 goals and 38 assists for 61 points with 139 shots on net.
The 23-year old will still be a restricted free agent when his new contract expires but if he is sent down to the farm team at any point expect him to get claimed on waivers.
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New York Islanders‘ 6th round pick in the 2013 draft (#166 overall) rookie left wing Alan Quine(22) was ready to sign his three-year entry level contract and turn pro immediately upon being selected a second time.
He was originally a Detroit Red Wings‘ 3rd round pick in 2011 (#85 overall) but was left to go back into the pool.
He did however appear in training camp and skated three games at the end of 2012 with Grand Rapids Griffins but somewhere along the line they lost interest.
No worries, he put up some nifty rookie season numbers in the AHL with Bridgeport Sound Tigers, scoring 9 goals and 18 assists. On the downside, he was a -24 but matters deteriorated on a number of occasions through the 61 games he suited up for.
The 5’11” 190 lbs. forward produced at a point-per-game clip in the lower league, getting 2 goals and half a dozen helpers in 7 games.
He only has one tally in 3 Kelly Cup Playoff games but he’s on a team that looks to go deep and will very likely add more points to that start.
2014/2015 will be an important season that should help better define the type of player the still young 21-year old will become.