VANCOUVER - The Chicago Blackhawks have acquired center John Quenneville from the New Jersey Devils in exchange for John Hayden.
Here's what you need to know about the newly-acquired center.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
If the name looks familiar, there's a good reason. Quenneville's father is the brother of former Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 1, 2016 against the Blackhawks in a 4-3 OT win for Chicago.
ON THE CUSP
The fourth-year center has spent much of the last three seasons with the Devils' AHL affiliate in Albany and then Binghamton, scoring 119 points (46G, 73A) in 138 games. In 2018-19 season, he was the team's second leading scorer and the leader on a per-game basis with 39 points (18G, 21A) in 37 games. Quenneville has played in 33 NHL games, including 19 this past season.
In four seasons with the WHL's Brandon Wheat Kings, Quenneville scored 197 points (81G, 116A) in 222 games before going in the first round of the 2014 draft 30th overall. He won the 2015-16 WHL title with the Wheat Kings and played three games in the 2016 Memorial Cup with a goal and an assist.