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RELEASE: Blackhawks acquire John Quenneville from New Jersey

Drafted in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, Quenneville recorded a goal in 19 games with the Devils during the 2018-19 campaign.

by Chicago Blackhawks Media Relations / Blackhawks.com

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have acquired forward John Quenneville from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for forward John Hayden.

Drafted in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, Quenneville recorded a goal in 19 games with the Devils during the 2018-19 campaign. He also notched 39 points (18G, 21A) in 37 games for the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League last season.

Drafted in the first round (30th overall) of the 2014 National Hockey League Draft, Quenneville recorded a goal in 19 games with the Devils during the 2018-19 campaign. He also notched 39 points (18G, 21A) in 37 games for the Binghamton Devils of the American Hockey League last season.

Quenneville, 23, made his NHL debut on Dec. 1, 2016 vs. the Blackhawks. Spanning three seasons (2016-19), he registered five points (2G, 3A) in 33 games with the Devils. He was selected to play in the AHL All-Star game during the 2016-17 season where he tallied 46 points (14G, 32A) in 58 regular-season games. In 138 career regular-season games with New Jersey's AHL affiliate, Quenneville had 46 goals and 73 assists. He added four points (3G, 1A) in four career Calder Cup Playoff games.

A native of Edmonton, Alberta, Quenneville has represented his country at several international tournaments. He helped Canada to a bronze medal at the 2014 IIHF World Junior Championships, registering a goal and an assist. At the IIHF U20 World Juniors, he had two points (1G, 1A). Quenneville won a silver medal at the World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Quenneville played for the Brandon Wheat Kings of the Western Hockey League from 2012-16, where he won the WHL Championship in 2016 and led the league with 16 goals that postseason. He scored 197 points (81G, 116A) in 222 regular-season games with the Wheat Kings, while adding 59 points (31G, 28A) in 49 WHL playoff games.

Hayden played in 113 games for the Blackhawks over three seasons (2016-19), notching eight goals and 14 assists. He made his postseason debut on April 3, 2017 vs. Nashville. 

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