Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Jean-Francois Quintin
Jean-Francois Quintin, drafted 75th overall by the Minnesota North Star in the 1989 Entry Draft, was acquired by the expansion San Jose Sharks in the 1991 Dispersal Draft. The young left winger was adept in several sports apart from hockey. J. F. helped lead his St. Jean baseball team to four consecutive Quebec Provincial championships before concentrating on junior hockey. Golf also became part of his sporting life. Quintin joined the Sharks at their first training camp.

Up to September 26, 1991, he was leading the team in pre-season goals with four. On that day he suffered a serious knee injury that required surgery. The prognosis was that Quintin would be out for the full season but he battled back enough to gain a reconditioning assignment at Kansas City. Ten games later, he was with the Sharks. J. F. lined up with Dale Craigwell and Pat Falloon in his first career game. Craigwell had been called up on February 20, the same day as Quintin.

It wasn't until his second game that Jean-Francois scored his first NHL goal and helped the Sharks to set several team records in their 7-4 win over the Quebec Nordiques. Quintin scored his goal, at 18:33 of the first period, on a cross-ice feed from Pat Falloon. He then put the puck past Stephane Fiset. Two nights later he got his second goal when he batted a rebound past Montreal Canadiens goaltender Andre Racicot. Quintin made it three goals in four games when the Sharks played the Los Angeles Kings. This time capitalized on another rebound to put one past Kelly Hrudey.

A week later Quintin was back in Kansas City to aid the Blades in their playoff drive. Quintin returned to San Jose the following season to play fourteen games before playing full-time in Kansas City the next five seasons. Jean-Francois Quintin has since left North American hockey to compete in the European leagues. From Slovenia, Quintin has moved on to play in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga with Dusseldorfer EG.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1984-85 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 3 0 0 0 0 6 4 3 7 0
1985-86 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 38 34 46 80 46 7 4 7 11 2
1986-87 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 43 1 9 10 17 10 0 2 2 2
1987-88 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 70 28 70 98 143 11 5 8 13 26
1988-89 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 69 52 100 152 105 10 9 15 24 16
1989-90 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 68 20 18 38 38 10 8 4 12 14
1990-91 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 78 31 43 74 64 9 1 5 6 11
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 8 3 0 3 0 +2
1991-92 Kansas City Blades IHL 21 4 6 10 29 13 2 10 12 29
1992-93 San Jose Sharks NHL 14 2 5 7 4 -4
1992-93 Kansas City Blades IHL 64 20 29 49 169 11 2 1 3 16
1993-94 Kansas City Blades IHL 41 14 19 33 117
1994-95 Kansas City Blades IHL 63 23 35 58 130 19 2 9 11 57
1995-96 Kansas City Blades IHL 77 26 35 61 158 5 0 3 3 20
1996-97 Kansas City Blades IHL 21 3 5 8 49 2 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Kansas City Blades IHL 79 22 37 59 126 11 3 6 9 34
1998-99 HK Olimpija Ljubljana Slovenia 19 14 16 30
1999-00 Star Bulls Rosenheim Germany 66 21 43 64 225
2000-01 ESC Moskitos Essen Germany 54 15 32 47 217
2001-02 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 38 8 6 14 69
2002-03 DEG Metro Stars Dusseldorf Germany 47 12 20 32 94 5 1 1 2 26
NHL Totals 22 5 5 10 4


QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1989) Claimed by San Jose from Minnesota in Dispersal Draft, May 30, 1991.
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