Report: New York Rangers to Hire David Quinn as Head Coach

David Quinn

ESPN’s John Buccigross is reporting that the New York Rangers will hire David Quinn to become their next head coach. With general manager Jeff Gorton currently in Denmark to observed the World Hockey Championships, an official announcement is not going to happen before next week. However, Buccigross reports that Quinn has told Boston University administration that he is taking the job. The deal is said to be for five-years and worth $12 million.

Report: David Quinn to be Named New York Rangers Head Coach

The Rangers have hired David Quinn to become their next head coach. Quinn was previously the coach of the Boston University’s Men’s hockey team for the last five years. In that time, the Terriers went 100-59-20. The Terriers have made the NCAA tournament in each of the last four years, including losing in the National title game in 2015. They have won two Conference Regular Season Titles and two conference tournament championships.

Quinn also coached in the AHL for three years with the Lake Erie Monsters and was an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche during the 2012-2013 season. This is his first head coaching job in the NHL.

Quinn was a first-round pick, 13th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1984 NHL Draft. Health complications during his college hockey days derailed his NHL career.  was diagnosed with Haemophilia B. The rare blood disorder prevents blood from clotting properly. Due to the health risks involved Quinn was forced to retire in 1988. After changing his medication, he attempted a comeback in 1992 and spent a couple of years in the AHL, but was never able to play in an NHL game.

Quinn takes over a rebuilding Rangers team that has promised a number of changes to their fans. Last season, the Rangers had a record of 34 wins, 39 losses and nine overtime/shootout losses for 77 points. They finished last in the Metropolitan Division and missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2009-2010 season. The Rangers fired coach Alain Vigneault after the season. He coached the Rangers for five years.

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