Quine selected by New York Islanders

Jun 30, 2013 - 17:27 EDT
Written By: Sweetland, Josh

NEWARK, NJ - Alan Quine has only been in Belleville since January, but the talented centreman has certainly made an impression on Bulls fans during his time in the Friendly City. Acquired from the Peterborough Petes at the OHL's trade deadline, Quine came to Belleville and registered 41 points in 27 regular season games before being an instrumental part of the Bulls' playoff push with 15 points in 17 games.

Quine however, was left unsigned by the Detroit Red Wings prior to the June 1st signing deadline after being a third round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. On Sunday, the New York Islanders took advantage of a golden opportunity and made the 20 year-old Quine a sixth round selection at 166th overall.

Quine joins big names in recent years to be drafted late in their junior careers including recent Stanley Cup Champion and Belleville native Andrew Shaw, OHL Overaged Player of the Year Garret Ross and former Barrie Colts standout Tanner Pearson.

A native of Ottawa, Quine has 218 points in 252 career OHL regular season games. The former second overall pick in the 2009 OHL Priority Selection is eligible to return to the OHL for an overaged season should the Islanders opt not to sign him over the summer.

Quine joins teammate Jordan Subban, who was selected by the Vancouver Canucks in the fourth round as the two Bulls chosen in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.