Best hockey player from each state

Jan 26, 2014; New York City, NY, USA; NHL former player Jeremy Roenick skates with youngsters on a miniature rink before the Stadium Series hockey game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 26, 2014; New York City, NY, USA; NHL former player Jeremy Roenick skates with youngsters on a miniature rink before the Stadium Series hockey game between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports /
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New Hampshire – Deron Quint

The state of New Hampshire has had 11 of its natives play in the NHL. While Ben Lovejoy, currently of the New Jersey Devils, might wind up passing defenseman Deron Quint in career games, he likely won’t have the unique career Quint has had. Quint has seen success in a multitude of leagues, including the AHL, NHL, KHL, and DEL.

Drafted by the old Winnipeg Jets (now Arizona Coyotes), he spent a majority of his NHL career with the franchise. Quint played one season in Winnipeg before the Jets became the Coyotes. In six seasons with the franchise, he played in 271 games with 83 points. During the 1999-00 season, he got traded to the New Jersey Devils, though he only spent four games with them.

Quint saw the most playing time of his career with the Columbus Blue Jackets. As an expansion team, they didn’t have quality players. Quint stepped up and played over 20 minutes a night for them in his two seasons with Columbus.

Following stints with the Islanders and Blackhawks, he decided to play overseas. Quint has made a name for himself, most recently serving as the captain for Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL during the 2015-16 season. For the 2016-17 season, he is playing with EHC München of the DEL. He has 11 points in his first 22 games.