Just to make a couple of things clear, this will not effect his status with the Red Wings in any negative way. Regardless of where he winds up in the OHL (i.e.. Kitchener, Guelph, Ottawa, Plymouth, Windsor, London, etc.), the Red Wings still have rights to him. Quine has yet to sign his entry level contract with the Red Wings, but he must do so by June 1, 2013.
Also, it is common for OHL players to ask for trades in their final season of junior hockey if they want to finish on a high note. As mentioned earlier, the Petes are in last place out of 20 OHL teams.
Quine, a center, has drawn comparisons to Darren Helm in terms of his speed and skill. He has averaged a point per game this season with the Petes through 21 games. He had a big year last season, scoring 30 goals and adding 40 assists. He also had a brief appearance with the Grand Rapids Griffins last season, recording an assist in three games.
For the record, the most notable Red Wing to play his junior hockey with the Petes was Steve Yzerman.
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