Report: David Quinn Hired as San Jose Sharks Next Head Coach

David Quinn will get his second chance after all. After interviewing for the head coaching vacancy with the Boston Bruins, Quinn will reportedly become the next head coach of the San Jose Sharks. The three-year deal is finalized, and an introductory press conference should occur next week. Quinn is returning to the bench after a year’s hiatus. The former Boston University star was the head man for the New York Rangers for three seasons before getting fired after the 2020-21 season. The Rangers missed the playoffs in two of those three seasons.

Quinn was a first-round pick (13th overall) in the 1984 NHL Draft by the Minnesota North Stars. The left-shot defenseman never played in the NHL after 19 games in the AHL for the Binghamton Rangers in 1991-92. Quinn’s last season in pro hockey was in 1992-93 with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the IHL, where he played 60 games and scored eight goals.

The following season, Quinn began his coaching career as an assistant with Northeastern University. The Cranston, Rhode Island native, coached two seasons at Northeastern, then three seasons as an assistant at Nebraska-Omaha before returning to his alma mater for five seasons as an assistant to Jack Parker. Quinn would be the head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL for three seasons and coach one year with the Colorado Avalanche staff before taking the Boston University head job five seasons until getting hired in New York in 2018-19.

Quinn’s tenure in New York ended after the team missed the playoffs with a 27-23-6 record in a shortened 2020-21 season. Quinn is the tenth coach in San Jose history and will replace Bob Boughner, who led the Sharks for three seasons. The Sharks did not make the playoffs in any of those seasons.

Episode 48. The Matt Grzelcyk Episode Bruins Benders Podcast

Fabian Lysell is the Bruins’ “top” prospect, jersey ads are here, David Pastrnak is not at captains’ practice and rookie camp begins!
  1. Episode 48. The Matt Grzelcyk Episode
  2. Episode 47. The Torey Krug Episode
  3. Episode 45. Live From Lops Brewing!
  4. Episode 46. Guess Who’s Back, Back Again!
  5. Episode 44. The Dog Days of Summer

One thought on “Report: David Quinn Hired as San Jose Sharks Next Head Coach”

  1. David Quinn has integrity to his core: he will provide confidence to his players because they will always know where they stand. His press conferences will be candid and informative. The Sharks have hired a winner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Bruins’ Roster Announced For Second Preseason Game Tonight

The Bruins kick off their second preseason game tonight when they take on the New York Rangers at home. The Bruins dropped their first preseason game last Saturday, falling 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers on the road. Wins and losses during the preseason do not determine a team’s regular season trajectory, so there is no […]

Read More

Five Candidates to Fill Detroit’s Alternate Captain Vacancies

After veteran defensemen Marc Staal and Danny DeKeyser weren’t re-signed this summer, the Red Wings are, for the second season in a row looking for two new alternate captains to back Dylan Larkin. New head coach Derek Lalonde said in his media availability Friday that he plans to name the alternates after the preseason wraps. […]

Read More

Breaking: Red Wings Roster Update

After practice this morning, the Detroit Red Wings trimmed their roster from 69 to 60 players. The Red Wings will now have 34 forwards, 20 defensemen, and six goaltenders available to start the preseason schedule. Of the 60 players, 49 were acquired through the draft, trades, or free agency. These players are expected to make […]

Read More