4/20/18 | 4:36PM: David Quinn of BU has been named Team USA's head coach for the 2019 World Junior Championship.
It's not known if this will take him out of the running for any potential NHL jobs.
4/19/18 | 3:51PM: Craig Custance spoke to an NHL source that said the college coaches are in play for the Rangers but added that their search is "very open." (The Athletic)
10:54AM: According to Darren Dreger, Jim Montgomery of the University of Denver, David Quinn of Boston University and Scott Sandelin of Minnesota-Duluth are in the mix as options for the Rangers head coaching job.
Montgomery was in the running for the Panthers job last year before deciding to withdraw his name and stay at Denver.
Montgomery was asked recently by Elliotte Friedman if he would consider going to the NHL again and said "I'd never say never but it would have to be a perfect opportunity for me and my family." (Sportsnet)
Montgomery said that Denver is a "great place to live, and I work for great people. (Sportsnet)
He had two interviews with the Panthers last summer and also spoke with the Kings before getting a new deal from Denver. (Denver Post)
Quinn said, as of 4/17, that he hasn't been contacted about any potential openings. He said that he loves being at BU and hopes that they will let him stay there for "a long time." (The Athletic)
Quinn was an assistant when Kevin Shattenkirk was at BU and fellow BU alum Colby Cohen said that Quinn would have the right kind of swagger to handle this kind of job. (NY Post)
Cohen said of Quinn, "he's such a smart guy that he'll understand how to deal with players making millions of dollars. But players will respect him and buy into his ways." (NY Post)
Quinn was an associate head coach at BU from 2004-05 to 2008-09, head coach of Lake Erie in the AHL from 2009-10 to 2011-12, an assistant with Colorado in 2012-13 and the head coach of BU from 2013-14 to the present.
Sandelin was an assistant at North Dakota from 1994-95 to 1999-00 and has been the head coach at Minnesota-Duluth since 2000-01.
He is a two-time NCAA champion and coached Neal Pionk.
Adam Rotter: The college coaches are interesting and the Rangers should look into every possible option. They want to talk to a lot of people, get a lot of ideas and then go forward in their search. With college coaches you can look at success in that arena but also the amount of players that get drafted and/or make it to the NHL. These three guys have all been successful and have all sent players to the NHL. The question will be if any of them actually want to leave their jobs.