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Welcome David Quinn

New York Rangers Head Coach

The New York Rangers named David Quinn the 35th Head Coach in franchise history on May 23, 2018.

Quinn, 51, joined the Rangers after serving as Head Coach of the Boston University Terriers, where he captured two Hockey East Tournament Championships and two Hockey East Regular Season Championships.

Watch a replay of Head Coach David Quinn's press conference:

Coaching Resume

Coaching Career Begins

Quinn began his coaching career as an Assistant Coach with Northeastern University for the 1994-95, where he spent two seasons before joining the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the same position for six seasons.

Back to Boston

Quinn joined his alma mater as an Associate Head Coach under the tutelage of legendary Boston University coach Jack Parker for the 2004-05 season. He'd remain there for five season, including a National Championship with the school in 2009.

During his first stint with the Terriers, Quinn helped develop several NHL defensemen, including current Ranger Kevin Shattenkirk, Matt Gilroy, Brian Strait and Eric Gryba.

To the Pros

From there, Quinn made the jump to professional hockey, taking over the Head Coaching duties for the Lake Erie Monsters, the Colorado Avalanche's American Hockey League affiliate in 2009. 

He'd spend three seasons behind the bench in Ohio before joining Colorado's coaching staff for one season during the 2012-13 campaign.

Heading Home

Quinn returned to Boston University for the 2013-14 season, replacing Parker. In his second season, Quinn guided the Terriers to an 18-win improvement over the previous season and a spot in the NCAA Tournament. 

That success led to him being named the 2014-15 Hockey East Coach of the Year, as well as the New England Coach of the Year. In addition, Quinn was the runner-up for the Spencer Penrose Award as the Division 1 Men's Hockey Coach of the Year.

The Rhode Island-native qualified for the NCAA tournament his final three seasons at the school, including back-to-back Regional Finals in 2017 and 2018.

During his time as Head Coach at B.U., Quinn coached some of the NHL's brightest young stars, including Jack Eichel, Charlie McAvoy, Clayton Keller and several others.

International Stage

Quinn spent time with the United States National Team Development Program, and was named USA Hockey's Development Coach of the Year in 2002-03 while serving as Head Coach of the United States' Under-17 squad in the USNTDP.

Internationally, Quinn served as an Assistant Coach for Team USA at the 2003 IIHF World U18 Championship, and later as an Assistant at the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship, and the 2007, 2012 and 2016 World Championship tournaments. He was named the Head Coach for the 2019 World Junior Championship team in April.

Quinn's reach in hockey wasn't just limited to men, as he was an Assistant Coach with the U.S. Women's Hockey Team at the IIHF World Championships, and earned a silver medal at that tournament in 1999 and 2000.

Playing Career

Quinn played four years at Boston University from 1984 to 1988, and was selected by the Minnesota North Stars in the first-round (13th overall) in the 1984 NHL Draft. He captured a bronze medal with the United States at the 1986 World Junior Championship.

The defenseman spent part of one season with the Rangers' organization and appeared in 19 regular season and two playoff games with the Binghamton Rangers of the AHL in 1991-92.


Quick Hits

Boston University

» Quinn led Boston University to four consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances from 2014-15 through 2017-18

» Hockey East Tournament Champion in 2014-15 and 2017-18

» Hockey East Regular Season Champion in 2014-15 and 2017-18

»  National Championship Game Appearance in 2014-15

»  Beanpot Champion in 2014-15

»  Was named both the Hockey East Coach of the Year and the New England Coach of the Year following the 2014-15 season

»  Served as Associate Head Coach at Boston University from 2004-05 through 2008-09, and won a National Championship in 2009

The Pros

»  Served as Head Coach of Lake Erie (AHL) from 2009-10 through 2011-12

»  Was an Assistant Coach for the Colorado Avalanche in 2012-13

Team USA

» USA Hockey Development Coach of the Year in 2002-03

» Won Silver Medal as Assistant Coach for U.S.Women's Team at World Championship in 1999 and 2000 

» Assistant Coach with Team USA for U18 Championship in 2003

» Assistant Coach with Team USA at World Junior Championship in 2005

» Assistant Coach with Team USA at World Championship in 2007, 2012 and 2016

As a Player

» Drafted by Minnesota 13th Overall in 1984

» Played four years at Boston University from 1984 to 1988

» Won Bronze Medal with Team USA at 1986 World Junior Championship