Following their time together at Boston University, David Quinn coached Kevin Shattenkirk for 10 games with Lake Erie during the 2010-11 season.
Shattenkirk did not produce a point in those games and was scratched after playing three games.
He sat out a 10/17/10 shootout loss to San Antonio before returning to play against Oklahoma City on 10/19/10.
Quinn said that Shattenkirk, at the time, wasn't doing what was needed or playing at the right pace. He said that he handed Shattenkirk a DVD of the previous game and told him to figure out why he wasn't playing against San Antonio. (NY Post)
Quinn recalls that Shattenkirk watched the game, came to his office and said that he didn't realize how bad he had been playing. (NY Post)
Quinn said that following that night, Shattenkirk "might have been the best player in the AHL," got called up and "never looked back." (NY Post)
Shattenkirk was a minus five, with eight shots on goal, in the next three games before going on a run of being plus six in his final four games before being called up.
Shattenkirk made his NHL debut for Colorado on 11/4 but was then traded to St. Louis that February in a deal centered around Erik Johnson.
When Quinn was hired, Shattenkirk said that "he is someone who had a huge impact on my career, and developed me from the college level and minor league level, he scratched me at the minor league level and it's something that maybe at the time I wasn't grateful for, but it really woke me up to what I needed to do to succeed."