David Quinn (ice hockey)
July 30, 1966|
Cranston, Rhode Island, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
13th overall, 1984|
Minnesota North Stars
|Alma mater||Boston University|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1999–2000||Team USA (assistant)|
|2002–2004||Team USA U17|
|2003||Team USA U18 (assistant)|
|2004–2009||Boston University (assistant)|
|2009–2012||Lake Erie Monsters|
|2012||Team USA (assistant)|
|2012–2013||Colorado Avalanche (assistant)|
|2016||Team USA (assistant)|
|2018–present||New York Rangers|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
2015 Hockey East Regular Season Champion|
2015 Hockey East Tournament Champion
2017 Hockey East Regular Season Champion
2018 Hockey East Tournament Champion
|2015 Bob Kullen Coach of the Year|
David Quinn (born July 30, 1966 in Cranston, Rhode Island) is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was formerly head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and head coach of 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 American Hockey League (AHL), affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League (NHL). It marked a return to Cleveland where he played with the Lumberjacks of the IHL. He coached Lake Erie from 2009 to 2012. On June 14, 2012, Quinn was named as an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL.
College Head Coaching record
|Boston University Terriers (Hockey East) (2013–present)|
|2014–15||Boston University||28–9–5||14–5–3||1st||NCAA Runner Up|
|2015–16||Boston University||21–13–5||12–6–4||5th||NCAA West Regional Semifinal|
|2016–17||Boston University||24–12–3||13–6–3||T-1st||NCAA West Regional Final|
|2017–18||Boston University||22–14–4||12–8–4||4th||NCAA Northeast Regional Final|
Postseason invitational champion
Awards and honors
|All-Hockey East First Team||1985–86|||
|Hockey East All-Tournament Team||1986|||
- 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 Named Rangers Head Coach". NHL.com. May 23, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
- Cyrgalis, Brett. "David Quinn picks up first Rangers win, but it wasn't pretty". nypost.com. New York Post. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- "Hockey East All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
- "2013–14 Hockey East Media Guide". Hockey East. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
- David Quinn's profile @ hockeydraftcentral.com
| Minnesota North Stars first round draft pick
| Head coach of the New York Rangers
|Awards and achievements|
| Bob Kullen Coach of the Year Award