The Rangers have officially announced that David Quinn will replace Alain Vigneault as head coach of the New York Rangers.
As part of the announcement, James Dolan released a statement that said, "I am very pleased to welcome David Quinn to the New York Rangers. David brings a diverse and successful coaching resume that includes extensive work in developing young talent. I am confident he is an excellent fit for our team, and know he will work tirelessly with Glen, Jeff and our entire organization to execute our plan to build the next Rangers Stanley Cup contending team."
Rangers GM Jeff Gorton said in a statement, "We are excited to announce that David will become the next Head Coach of the New York Rangers. In a coaching career that has spanned over two decades at the collegiate, pro, and international level, David has helped his teams achieve success while simultaneously teaching the game and helping his players develop on and off the ice. He is the ideal choice to bring our loyal and passionate fans the winning hockey they deserve."
A press conference introducing Quinn is expected to take place at 11:30AM on Thursday.
At Boston University:
- 105-68-21 record
- Two Hockey East Championships (2014-15, 2017-18)
- Beanpot Championship 2014-15
- " He was named both Hockey East Coach of the Year and New England Coach of the Year during the 2014-15 season, when he oversaw the biggest turnaround in school history by guiding Boston University to a 28-8-5 record, an 18-win improvement over the previous season." (NYR Release)
- "In addition, Quinn was the runner-up for the Spencer Penrose Award in 2014-15, which is given annually to the top Division 1 Men's Hockey Coach in the country." (NYR Release)
- Coached Jack Eichel, Charlie McAvoy, Jake Oettinger, Brady Tkachuk, Clayton Keller, Kevin Shattenkirk, Matt Gilroy
With Team USA:
- U18 - Assistant Coach (2003)
- World Juniors - Assistant Coach (2005)
- World Juniors - Named Head Coach (2018-19)
- World Championships - Assistant Coach (2007, 2012, 2016)
- Coached Brady Skjei at the 2016 Worlds
Prior to retiring as a player, Quinn played part of one season with the Binghamton Rangers in 1991-92.
Adam Rotter: So the Rangers officially have their coach and the first part major question of the offseason has been answered. Quinn was a top candidate for the Rangers from the start and liked him enough that they kept pursuing him even though he turned them down. The Rangers clearly feel that he is the best fit for where they are right now and where they want to go. He has a reputation as someone who can develop players and that will certainly be put to the test with how this Rangers team will likely shake out. It will be a new and different era of Rangers hockey when the season starts this October and the Rangers have chosen David Quinn to be the one who helps lead it.