Cobden's Jack Quinn playing in CHL/NHL top prospects game

Jack Quinn, middle, of the Ottawa 67's scores the second of his three goals during an Ontario Hockey League game against the Kingston Frontenacs at the arena at TD Place, Jan. 2, 2020. The 67's won the game 8-4, setting a new team record with their 15th consecutive victory. Valerie Wutti / OSEG

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He’s already making his mark with the Ottawa 67’s this season and now Jack Quinn is hoping to make an impression with National Hockey League scouts later this month.

Just days ahead of his 19th birthday, the Cobden native will suit up for Team Red at the 2020 Kubota CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game in Hamilton on  Jan. 16. He is one of 10 ‘A’ rated prospects from NHL Central Scouting’s November list on the team, which also includes his 67’s teammate and the team’s leading scorer Marco Rossi. Quinn is projected to be a top-20 selection in the 2020 draft.

The game will feature a total of 40 players from the Ontario Hockey League, Western Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League who are selected by NHL clubs to compete in the 25th annual showcase of draft-eligible talent, with players divided into Team White and Team Red by NHL Central Scouting.

Quinn is in his second full season with the 67’s and currently sits in fifth place in team scoring with 26 goals and 17 assists for 43 points in 35 games. He netted the hat trick at home Jan. 2 against Kingston as the 67’s set a new franchise record for 15 consecutive wins with the 8-4 victory.

Another notable player taking part in the game is top CHL scorer Alexis Lafreniere of the Rimouski Oceanic who recently led Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Junior Hockey Championship and is expected to be the first pick overall. Joining Quinn and Rossi on the Team Red roster are Canadian National Junior Team members Quinton Byfield (Sudbury Wolves), Jamie Drysdale (Erie Otters), Dawson Mercer (Chicoutimi Saguenéens) and goaltender Nico Daws (Guelph Storm).

The game will be broadcast live across Canada on Sportsnet.

TPeplinskie@postmedia.com

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