Jack Quinn's season is over due to hernia surgery

Quinn never got the chance to play in Buffalo this year

Buffalo, N.Y. (WGR 550) – It was hoped that Jack Quinn would get a game or two with the Buffalo Sabres this season, but their 2020 first round pick won’t be able to.

The Sabres announced Thursday that Quinn underwent successful hernia surgery and will need approximately six weeks to recover.

Quinn was supposed play junior hockey this year, but the Ontario Hockey League season was canceled, so he wound up in Rochester with the Americans.

The 19-year-old played both wing and center for the Amerks, scoring two goals and seven assists for nine points in 15 games. Head coach Seth Appert thought Quinn learned a lot this season.

“It was really week-to-week and game-to-game, and we could see improvements in his game," Appert said on Thursday.

“He became way more dangerous offensively. It’s something he’s always had in him, but it’s how do you do it at another level, how do you do it against men. You could see him start to put the pieces together.”

As we all know, it’s a two-way game in professional hockey, and Appert saw growth there too.

“His defensive detail just got a ton better," the Amerks head coach said. "He realized real quickly that if you don’t have defensive detail, if you don’t stop on pucks and win puck battles, you don’t get the puck very much in this league.”

Appert also mentioned that he was impressed with Quinn’s work ethic, too.

After Rochester’s game on Wednesday, Appert said Quinn had been dealing with this injury since World Junior Tryout Camp with Team Canada back in November.

Quinn played the entire World Championship for Canada, winning a silver medal. He had a goal and four assists in seven games.

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