Quick is an excellent skater and talented puckhandler who helped lead his team to the New England Prep School championship. He has a hard one time shot on the power play and is as smart in the defensive zone as he is in the offensive third of the ice as he was +45 after 20 games this season. He doesn't have ideal size but he isn't afraid to mix it up physically. Red Line compares him to Buffalo's Brian Campbell and sees him as a player who was "definitely flying under the radar" going into the draft.
Undersized. Has only played prep level competition to this point and it remains to be seen how he will handle the next level of hockey.
Prior to his off ice issues at Michigan, Quick was considered one of the organization's brightest prospects and the heir apparent to Dan Boyle some day. Although it does not compare to the damage done to his reputation, Quick's mistakes have probably hurt his development as well. Expect the next season or two to be a difficult adjustment period for Quick. Just a year ago he was playing against teenagers in prep school. Now he is playing in the second best hockey league in the world. He has the talent to make the transition and become a top four defenseman in the NHL, but the road just became much more difficult.