For the second installment of my Jack Quinn series, I tracked the Ottawa 67’s December 20th game against the Oshawa generals.
WHY I CHOSE THIS GAME
The game against the Generals was interesting to me because it was one of the games that Quinn didn’t register a point at 5v5.
Considering Quinn’s meteoric rise in his 2nd full OHL season, I wanted to see how he could impact a game without producing at even strength.
While production is crucial, being able to positively impact the game without producing points goes a long way to proving what type of player you are.
So, having that opinion, discovering the type of impact Quinn could have became a priority and thus I arrived at this game.
Statistics: Goals: 1 (PP) Assists: 0 Points: 1
Controlled Breakouts – 5
Dump-Outs – 0
Failed Breakouts – 1
Breakout % – 83.3%
Controlled Entries – 7
Dump-Ins – 2
Failed Entries – 0
Entry % – 77.8%
CORSI AND SCORING CHANCE NUMBERS
Shot Attempts For – 12
Shot Attempts Against – 6
CF% – 66.7%
Scoring Chances For – 6
Scoring Chances Against – 3
SCF% – 66.7%
Individual Shots on Goal – 3
Individual Shot Attempts – 5
Shot Assists – 1
Shot Contributions – 4
Quinn was a huge factor in the transition game, rather than deferring to his center to carry the puck up and down the ice, he took it upon himself to drive the play.
While he was held off the scoresheet during 5v5 play, Quinn scored a beautiful powerplay goal that showcased his offensive awareness and his ability to get open in the slot. He worked from below the dots, through the slot to the other side of the ice, then back into the slot received a quit pass and fired the puck past the goalie (video below).
Above you can see Quinn use constant motion to get open for the goal, and this is something that Quinn does at ease at 5v5, so it’s almost a guarantee that he’s going to get open on a powerplay situation like in the video.
Continued to show comfort and a excellent ability in executing in the cycle, working the puck below the goal line and possessing the puck in the Oshawa zone for long periods of time.
While there wasn’t any production at 5v5, Quinn’s line spent most of their time in the Generals’ zone and worked their opposition for most of the night.
Not a ton of negatives from Quinn on this night, the most glaring negative was there wasn’t any production at 5v5, but that’s more nitpicking than anything.
Another small negative, and it wasn’t isolated to Quinn, was a few mental errors that led to defensive zone turnovers and a failed breakout.
This was the type of game I wanted to see from Quinn, he was able to show that he can effect the game in a positive way even without producing at 5v5.
Quinn stood out in his puck possession and his ability to drive transition for his team.
A very promising trend is emerging from Quinn, he is showing comfort and an ability to dominate out of the cycle. Something that I think is desperately needed in the Sabres organization because aside from the LOG line they have recently relied off scoring from the rush.
Adding a player who produces mainly from the cycle is a great get for the Sabres, and hopefully Quinn can carry that skill to the next level.
UPDATED 2-GAME TOTALS
Through the 2 games tracked so far in this series here are Jack Quinn’s Numbers 5v5 Breakout/Entry and CF%/SCF%:
Breakout % – 76.9%
Entry % – 66.7%
Shot Attempts For – 26
Shot Attempts Against – 18
CF% – 59.1%
Scoring Chances For – 14
Scoring Chances Against – 10
SCF% – 58.3%