Kyle Quincey
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
BIRTHDATE: 08/12/1985
DRAFTED: DET: 2003-132 overall
OHL Second All-Star Team (2005) Claimed on waivers by Los Angeles from Detroit, October 13, 2008. Traded to Colorado by Los Angeles with Tom Preissing and Los Angeles' 5th round pick (Luke Walker) in 2010 NHL Draft for Ryan Smyth, July 3, 2009. Missed majority of 2010-11 due to shoulder injury at Atlanta, December 10, 2010. Traded to Tampa Bay by Colorado for Steve Downie, February 21, 2012. Traded to Detroit by Tampa Bay for Sebastien Piche and Detroit's 1st round pick (Andrei Vasilevskiy) in 2012 NHL Draft, February 21, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Denver (CHL), October 12, 2012.
2010-11 SEASON
Suffered a shoulder injury on Dec. 11 at Washington, forcing him to miss the final 55 games of the season… Was placed on Injured Reserve, Dec. 13 (retroactive to Dec. 11)…Appeared in 21 games overall, tallying one assist…Missed five contests due to a head injury, Nov. 9-17…Placed on IR, Nov. 13 (retro to Nov. 6) and activated on Nov. 19.


Led the Avalanche in ice time at 23:36 per game…Finished second among Colorado defensemen in scoring with 29 points (6g/23a) in 79 games… Ranked second on the team in hits (115) and was third in blocked shots (143)…Was +9 for the year, third best on the squad…Had points in each of his first five games (1g/5a), the first Avalanche defenseman to open a season with points in five straight games since Sandis Ozolinsh in 1996-97…Skated in his 100th NHL game on Nov. 1 at Vancouver…Logged a career high 30:18 of ice time on Jan. 11 at Calgary, the most minutes by an Avalanche player during the 2009-10 season. PLAYOFFS: Appeared in all six playoff games (0g/0a), finishing third on the Avalanche in ice time (22:06) and second in plus/minus (+2).

Led all Kings defensemen in scoring with 38 points (4g/34a) in 72 games…Also led all Kings backliners in assists, the second-highest total on the club…Ranked first on the team with 27 power-play points (which was 12th among NHL defensemen)…Had seven multi-point games, with the Kings going 6-1-0 in those contests…Finished second on the club in ice time (20:58)…Was claimed off waivers from Detroit at the beginning of the year on Oct. 13…Recorded his first NHL assist in his season debut, Oct. 17 vs. Carolina…Posted a career-high four game assist streak (1g/4a) from March 3-9…Recorded his first career multi-point game with two assists on Nov. 1 vs. Calgary.

Appeared in six games with Detroit while spending most of the year in Grand Rapids (AHL)…Skated in 66 games with the Griffins, recording 20 points (5g/15a) and a team-high 149 penalty minutes…Suffered a broken hand in training camp and missed the entire preseason…Was recalled by the Red Wings on Feb. 14 and dressed in six straight games from Feb. 15-26 before being reassigned to Grand Rapids…Was added to Detroit’s postseason roster but did not see any action during the Wings’ Stanley Cup championship run.

Appeared in six regular season games and 13 playoff contests with Detroit…Scored his first NHL goal (also first NHL point) in the season finale on April 7 vs. Chicago…Tallied 22 points (4g/18a) and 126 PIM in 65 games for Grand Rapids. PLAYOFFS: Made his NHL postseason debut in Game 6 of the Conference Quarterfinals at Calgary on April 22…Went on to skate in all six games of the second round against San Jose and all six games of the Western Conference Finals against Anaheim… Also saw action in two playoff games for the Griffins.

Appeared in one game with Detroit, making his NHL debut on Nov. 25 at Anaheim…Ranked fifth among AHL rookie defensemen with 33 points (7g/26a) in 70 games for Grand Rapids…Also skated in 16 playoff games for the Griffins (0g/1a).

Named to the OHL Second All-Star Team after recording 46 points (15g/31a) and 111 penalty minutes in 59 games with Mississauga…Finished third in voting for the Max Kaminsky Trophy as the league’s top defenseman… His 46 points ranked second among Mississauga defensemen and 10th among league defenders…Was selected as the Eastern Conference’s “Best Defensive Defenseman”…Played in the 2005 OHL All-Star Game and was the co-winner of the Hardest Shot competition at the skills event (95 mph)…Competed for Team OHL at the ADT Canada-Russia Challenge.

Played three games with London before being traded to Mississauga…Combined with both teams to record 39 points (14g/25a) and 139 penalty minutes in 64 games…Represented the Eastern Conference at the 2004 OHL All-Star Game…Also appeared in 24 playoff games for Mississauga, recording 16 points (3g/13a), fourth among OHL defensemen.

Played for London in his first season in the Ontario Hockey League.

Was one of 20 professional hockey players who traveled to New Zealand this past summer to participate in the International Ice Hockey Series between Canada and the United States…The exhibition contest benefitted to educate people on the cause, effects and consequences of concussions and neurotrauma injuries…Is a co-founder of the House9 Hockey Foundation, which benefits youth hockey players…Kyle plays in the annual charity hockey game for House9 in Ontario each August…Is actively involved with Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation… Participates in the Avalanche Player Clinics for local youth hockey teams…Is a part owner of Boardworks Canada, which specializes in wakeboards, surfboards and paddleboards…Is the only player in Avalanche history to have his last name start with the letter ‘Q’… He and former Quebec forward Ken Quinney are the only players in franchise history to have their last name start with ‘Q’…Was a member of the 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings but was not awarded a Stanley Cup ring and did not qualify to be inscribed on the Stanley Cup…Celebrated his day with the Cup in Caledon, Ontario with family and friends…Also brought the Cup to the Alder Street Recreation Centre where more than 500 young hockey players and their families joined him for photos and autographs…June 28, 2008 was declared ‘Kyle Quincey’ day in Orangeville, Ontario…Kyle played for the Orangeville Minor Hockey Association as a youngster…One of his childhood idols was former Maple Leafs forward Bill Berg.