Two-stint Flyers forward Dan Quinn was born June 1, 1965 in Ottawa, Ontario and raised in Brockville, Ontario. A prolific scoring junior player for the Ontario Hockey League's Belleville Bulls, for whom Quinn racked up 147 points in 70 games in 1982-83, he was drafted by the Calgary Flames in the first round (14th overall) of the 1983 NHL Draft.
Quinn spent 14 seasons in the NHL, playing 805 regular season games (266 goals, 419 penalty minutes, 685 points) and 65 playoff games (22 goals, 48 points). The 5-foot-11, 175-pound center and was considered primarily an offensive specialist for eight different teams in the NHL.
Quinn spent two stints as a Flyer. Acquired from the St. Louis Blues as part of the Sept. 22, 1991 deal that also brought Rod Brind'Amour to Philadelphia and sent Ron Sutter and Murray Baron to the Blues, Quinn chipped in 37 points (11 goals, six power play tallies, 26 assists), 26 penalty minutes and was minus-13 in 67 games for the Flyers in 1991-92.
In 1995-96, after spending the first half of the season with the Ottawa Senators, an injury-riddled Flyers team acquired his contract from the Senators in a future considerations (cash) transaction on January 23, 1996. Quinn spent the rest of the season with the Flyers, including a stint filling in for injured Mikael Renberg on the right wing of the "Legion of Doom" line with Eric Lindros and John LeClair. Quinn produced 21 points (seven goals, three power play scores, 14 assists) in 35 games. He dressed in all 12 playoff games the Flyers played that year, contributing one goal and four assists.
Quinn's NHL career finished the next year with a 16-game second stint with the Pittsburg Penguins. An excellent golfer as well as hockey player, he competed successfully in celebrity golf tournaments while also caddying on the PGA tour.