Penguins Hire David Quinn as New Assistant Coach

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced today that they have hired David Quinn to join Mike Sullivan’s staff.

Quinn, 57, is the former head coach of the New York Rangers (2018-2021) and the San Jose Sharks (2022-2024). He will oversee the team’s defense and will hopefully provide the boost he was able to on both the Rangers and Sharks. Under Quinn, both Adam Fox (2021) and current Penguin Erik Karlsson (2023), won the Norris Trophy as the best defenseman in the NHL.

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Quinn has a 137-185-50 record as NHL Head Coach. He previously served as the head coach of Boston University from 2013-2018. Quinn and Sullivan were teammates on Boston University during the 1986-87 season. They have both remained close since then.

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On the news, GM Kyle Dubas said, “David Quinn brings a wealth of coaching and developmental experience across the highest levels of professional and international hockey. Quinn has a long track record of helping elite defensemen reach their full potential, and we look forward to the impact he can make on our defensive group and our entire program. Coach Quinn’s experience, character, energy, and enthusiasm make him a great fit for Coach Sullivan’s coaching staff.”

He joins Mike Vellucci and Ty Hennes as assistant coaches.

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