Joel Quenneville Birthday & Fun Facts

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Jan 31, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
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About Joel Quenneville

Joel Quenneville is a well-known ice hockey coach and former player from Canada.

Quenneville is a former NHL defenseman who became the Chicago Blackhawks' head coach. He guided the Blackhawks to a number of championship victories.

The Toronto Maple Leafs picked Quenneville in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He played in the Ontario Hockey League for Windsor Spitfires. Quenneville also played for the American Hockey League's Baltimore Skipjacks, New Brunswick Hawks, and St. John's Maple Leafs. He also played in the NHL for New Jersey Devils, Maple Leafs, Colorado Rockies, Hartford Whalers, and Washington Capitals.

Quenneville served as the head coach of the AHL's Springfield Indians. He worked as an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche and Quebec Nordiques. In the 1999–2000 season, he received the Jack Adams Award with the St. Louis Blues.

As of 2022, Quenneville is the head coach of the National Hockey League's Florida Panthers (NHL). He was the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks for three Stanley Cup championships. Quenneville later coached the St. Louis Blues and Colorado Avalanche.

Quenneville overtook Al Arbour with his 783rd victory as an NHL coach in January 2016. Fans and players often refer to him as 'Coach Q' or just 'Q'.

Joel Quenneville Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Joel Quenneville’s net worth?

Joel Quenneville is a former ice hockey player who is now one of the most popular coaches. Quenneville has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.

How much does Joel Quenneville earn per year?

Quenneville earns most of his income through coaching various teams in the NHL. Information regarding his annual earnings is not available.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Joel Quenneville?

Joel Quenneville is 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) tall.

How old is Joel Quenneville?

Joel Quenneville is 63 years old. He was born on September 15, 1958.

Childhood And Education

Joel Quenneville was born Joel Norman Quenneville in Windsor, Ontario.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Joel Quenneville's family?

Joel Quenneville was born in Windsor to his parents. He grew up with a brother named Andre Quenneville.

Who is Joel Quenneville's partner?

Joel Quenneville is married to his wife, Elizabeth Quenneville. She is a Connecticut native whom he met while playing for the Hartford Whalers.

The couple has three children together. They have a son named Dylan and two daughters named Lily and Anna.

As of June 2022, John Quenneville lives in Coral Springs, Florida. He lives there with his wife and three children.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

The Toronto Maple Leafs picked Quenneville in the 1978 NHL Entry Draft. He was a defenseman for the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires. He also played in the American Hockey League for Baltimore Skipjacks, New Brunswick Hawks, and St. John's Maple Leafs.

Quenneville was also in the National Hockey League. He played for the Hartford Whalers, New Jersey Devils, and Washington Capitals. He has also served as a player and assistant coach at St. John's. Quenneville was also the head coach of the AHL's Springfield Indians and an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche and Quebec Nordiques.

As an assistant coach with the Avalanche in 1996, Quenneville won the Stanley Cup. After Mike Keenan was sacked, he went to the St. Louis Blues and became head coach. St. Louis qualified for the playoffs under his leadership seven times a row. He guided the Blues to a franchise record of 51 victories. Quenneville also guided them in their first Presidents' Trophy for the best regular-season record in the league.

However, the Blues began badly in Quenneville's seventh season with the franchise. They were on the verge of missing the playoffs for the first time in a quarter-century by the end of the season. As a result of this, Quenneville was fired.

Quenneville was named as the Avalanche's coach in June 2004. He guided the Avalanche to the playoffs in his first season with the organization. In March 2007, Quenneville coached his 750th professional game. Quenneville coached his 400th win in October 2007. The Calgary Flames were defeated 3–2 in overtime. The Avalanche confirmed Quenneville's departure from the team on May 9, 2008. The Chicago Blackhawks recruited Quenneville as a pro scout in September 2008.

Quenneville was elevated to head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks in October 2008. In an 11-round shootout against the Columbus Blue Jackets in December 2009, Quenneville earned his 500th victory as a coach. In his first two seasons with the team, he led Chicago to the Western Conference Finals in 2009 and the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010.

Quenneville won his first Stanley Cup as a head coach with the Blackhawks' triumph against the Philadelphia Flyers. During the 2013 Stanley Cup Finals, Quenneville won his second title as a head coach, confirming his position as one of just a few Chicago head coaches to win two championships. In March 2014, Quenneville became only the third head coach in NHL history to reach 700 victories.

In June 2015, his club won the Stanley Cup for the third time. They defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning. This was the first time the Blackhawks had won a Stanley Cup on home ice since 1938.

With his third trophy, Quenneville joined Halas and Jackson as the only coaches in Chicago sports history to win three championships. Quenneville passed Al Arbour for second all-time among NHL coaches in January 2016. With a 6–4 victory against the Boston Bruins in April 2016, Quenneville became the only coach with at least 800 victories.

The Blackhawks dismissed Quenneville in November 2018. He finished his time in Chicago with the second-most victories in NHL history.

Quenneville was named as the head coach of the Florida Panthers in April 2019.

Quenneville guided the Panthers to a 35–26–8 record in the pandemic-shortened season. Quenneville announced his immediate retirement as Panthers coach in that season.

He joined an exclusive group of those who had played in 800 NHL games and coached 1,000 more.

What awards has Joel Quenneville won?

As head coach of the St. Louis Blues, Joel Quenneville won the Jack Adams Award. With the Chicago Blackhawks, he won three Stanley Cups.

Other Interesting Joel Quenneville Facts And Trivia

  • In the 2006–2007 season, Quenneville was one of just seven active coaches to achieve 750 games.
  • The Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 5–3 in February 2017. This made Quenneville the second coach in Blackhawks history to win 400 games.
  • Quenneville is of Franco-Ontarian ancestry.
  • Quenneville has worked in the United States for more than 30 years. He passed the USCIS naturalization exam in May 2011 and is now officially a United States citizen. Quenneville now has dual citizenship.

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Joel Quenneville Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Joel Norman Quenneville

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185 cm


Former Ice Hockey Player, Ice Hockey Coach

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Elizabeth Quenneville


Andre Quenneville
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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