John Quenneville is no stranger to the routine of a Development Camp. He knows the arena, the ice, the staff, and is the most familiar with his surroundings. Attending his fifth camp with the New Jersey Devils, Quenneville knows the ropes.
There is one slight difference this time around, however.
At 22 years old and with NHL experience on his resume, Quenneville has been asked to take on the role of leader during 20818 Devils Development Camp.
Quenneville was thrown into the mix immediately at the start of camp and has handled it with great ease. The forward was asked to address the group of 33 players on the opening night of camp, standing in front of the fresh faces who are going through the experience for the first time. Quenneville spoke about taking in the whole experience, getting to know your new teammates and learning what it means to be a member of the New Jersey Devils.
It's a role that Quenneville takes seriously, aware that others are looking at him to be the one to follow. He's opened himself up to the young players helping them learn the environment, familiarize themselves, and is honored to have such an important role.
John Quenneville realizes that while there is still plenty for him to learn, developing into a leader is also a valuable asset to make him an elite professional.