Quinton Byfield, a Jamaican-Canadian Hockey Player, Creates NHL History

Feb 2, 2021
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Quinton Byfield

Quinton Byfield is a 6-foot-4 Jamaican-Canadian hockey player and Sudbury Wolves star player and is now heading to the NHL.

Last Fall, The Kings selected Quinton Byfield second overall, making him the highest-ever drafted Black player in NHL history.

There are many reasons why everyone is excited about this young man as he heads for the NHL.

Byfield is known for his superb stickhandling, his skating skills and goal scoring records. Byfield led the Wolves with 82 points in 45 games, helped Team Canada to a gold medal at the World Juniors and is ranked second among North American prospects by NHL Central Scouting.

Byfield whose father is Jamaican, started playing hockey as a teenager. At just 18 years old, Byfield is seen as part of the new face of hockey in the NHL as the league looks to increase the number of black players.

Byfield and His Parents
Quinton and His Jamaican Father and Canadian Mom

Here is the moment when Byfield was selected by the LA Kings

In an article posted on Silversevensens.com, Sudbury Wolves GM Rob Papineau said “He’s just a humble kid. In our opinion, he was the best player in the Ontario Hockey League this year, and he doesn’t walk around like that. He’s just one of the guys, he gets along with his teammates, and he just loves playing”.

This young man is definitely humble. This comes across both on and off the field. Watch his interview with the media just before he was selected by the LA Kings to play in the NHL

If you still not yet convince how great of a player Byfield is, check out this highlight from his games at the Sudbury Wolves.

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