"NHL Central Scouting Service ranked him as a B-list prospect, which is a player pegged to go in the second or third round, even though his enticing blend of elite offensive abilities, an imposing 6-foot-3, 190-pound frame and strong work ethic led many to believe that he would fall into the A-list category." - Kelly Friesen, Yahoo Sports
Drafted 5th overall by the Moose Jaw Warriors in the WHL Bantam Draft in 2013
Tied for 2nd in scoring for Moose Jaw during the 2015-16 WHL playoffs with 15 points in 10 games.
Won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2015-16 Hlinka Memorial Tournament.
Younger brother of Florida Panthers' 2010 first round pick Quinton Howden.
Howden happy following in brother's footsteps
"You're always thinking about it and it's in the back of your head. I try to just not worry about it and just play hockey and have fun. I think if I'm having fun and not worrying about it I'm playing better. I just try to leave it out of my head and worry about the task at hand." - Brett Howden