David Quinn (ice hockey)
July 30, 1966 |
Cranston, RI, USA
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||Binghamton Rangers (AHL)
Cleveland Lumberjacks (IHL)
|NHL Draft||13th overall, 1984
Minnesota North Stars
David Quinn (born July 30, 1966, in Cranston, Rhode Island) is a former professional ice hockey defenseman. He is the former head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL. He is currently an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. At the end of the 2013 season, Quinn will be taking over the head coaching position at Boston University.
Quinn forwent turning professional immediately after being drafted, and instead played collegiately for Boston University. After his junior season, he tried out for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. However, during his tryout he was diagnosed with Haemophilia B (also known as Christmas disease), a rare disorder which prevents blood from clotting properly. Due to the disorder, Quinn was forced to retire from the game.
Quinn was later able to find funding for expensive medication to combat the disease, and he was given a tryout for the 1992 U.S. Olympic team. He did not make the team, but he did attract the attention of the New York Rangers, who signed him to his first professional contract in February 1992. Quinn finished the 1991–92 season with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Rangers. He then played the entire 1992–93 season with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League. He retired following that season, however, without ever making the National Hockey League.
After retiring from playing, Quinn began a career as a coach. After serving as an assistant coach for Northeastern University, Quinn joined a fledgling program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. After helping build the program at Omaha for six years, Quinn left to become a developmental coach for USA Hockey. He then worked as an assistant at his alma mater, Boston University, helping the Terriers to the National Title in 2009.
On June 22, 2009, Quinn was introduced as head coach for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL, affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. It marked a return to Cleveland where he played with the Lumberjacks.
On June 14, 2012, Quinn was named as an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL. He had previously coached the Avalanche's minor league affiliate in Lake Erie of the AHL from 2009-2012.
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East First Team||1985–86|
- Marrapese-Burrell, Nancy (26 March 2013). "David Quinn to be named BU men’s hockey coach". Sports. Boston Globe. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- 1984 NHL Entry Draft picks
- 1984 NHL Entry Draft -- David Quinn
- Quinn: Boston to Omaha and back again
- MEN'S ICE HOCKEY: USA Hockey Names David Quinn As Associate U.S. National Development Coach
- Boston University Athletics Official Athletic Site
- "Avalanche hire Quinn as coach of AHL affiliate". denverpost.com. 2009-06-22. Retrieved 2009-06-24.
- "Quinn Named Assistant Coach". avalanche.nhl.com. 2012-06-14. Retrieved 2012-06-14.
- Buccigross , John (25 March 2013). "Source tells me David Quinn will succeed Jack Parker as the next hockey coach at Boston University". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- David Quinn's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- David Quinn's profile @ hockeydraftcentral.com
|Minnesota North Stars first round draft pick