Sharks finalizing deal to rent Quinn, sources say
The San Jose Sharks had been finalizing particulars on Thursday night time to make David Quinn their subsequent head coach, sources informed ESPN.
Quinn, 55, was beforehand the top coach of the New York Rangers from 2018 to ’21, amassing a file of 96-87-25 in 208 video games. The Rangers failed to look within the quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs throughout his tenure, which coincided with the workforce’s rebuild.
Earlier than that, Quinn coached the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL and spent 5 seasons as head coach at Boston College. Quinn and San Jose GM Mike Grier had been student-athletes at Boston College, although not on the identical time.
The Sharks fired head coach Bob Boughner and his employees on July 1. Boughner, 51, had been San Jose’s coach for elements of three seasons, amassing a 67-85-23 file and failing to make the Stanley Cup playoffs every time.
It has been an eventful offseason for San Jose. Grier was employed on July 5, turning into the NHL’s first Black basic supervisor. He changed Doug Wilson, who had been the workforce’s basic supervisor since 2003. The Sharks additionally traded star defenseman Brent Burns to the Carolina Hurricanes.
The deal between the Sharks and Quinn was first reported by CBC.