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David Quinn (born July 30, 1966, in Cranstonmarker, Rhode Islandmarker) is a former professional ice hockey defenseman. He is the current head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL.


Playing career

After his prep career at Kent School, he was drafted in the first round, 13th overall, by the Minnesota North Stars in the 1984 NHL Entry Draft.

Quinn forewent turning professional immediately after being drafted, and instead played collegiately for Boston Universitymarker. After his junior season, he tried out for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. However, during his tryout he was diagnosed with Haemophilia B (also known as Christmas disease), a rare disorder which prevents blood from clotting properly. Due to the disorder, Quinn was forced to retire from the game.

Quinn was later able to find funding for expensive medication to combat the disease, and he was given a tryout for the 1992 U.S. Olympic team. He did not make the team, but he did attract the attention of the New York Rangers, who signed him to his first professional contract in February 1992. Quinn finished the 1991–92 season with the Rangers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Rangers. He then played the entire 1992–93 season with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League. He retired following that season, however, without ever making the National Hockey League.

Coaching career

After retiring from playing, Quinn began a career as a coach. After serving as an assistant coach for Northeastern Universitymarker, Quinn joined a fledgling program at the University of Nebraska-Omahamarker. After helping build the program at Omaha for six years, Quinn left to become a developmental coach for USA Hockey. He then worked as an assistant at his alma mater, Boston Universitymarker, helping the Terriers to the National Title in 2009.

On June 22, 2009, Quinn was introduced as head coach for the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL, affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. It marked a return to Cleveland where he played with the Lumberjacks.

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 Boston University NCAA 30 3 11 14 26 - - - - -
1985–86 Boston University NCAA 37 2 20 22 58 - - - - -
1986–87 Boston University NCAA 27 1 11 12 34 - - - - -
1991–92 Binghamton Rangers AHL 19 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Cleveland Lumberjacks IHL 60 8 13 21 102 3 0 0 0 0
NCAA Totals 94 6 42 48 118 - - - - -
Professional Totals 79 8 13 21 108 5 0 0 0 0


  1. 1984 NHL Entry Draft picks
  2. 1984 NHL Entry Draft -- David Quinn
  3. 1984 NHL Entry Draft -- David Quinn
  4. Quinn: Boston to Omaha and back again
  5. MEN'S ICE HOCKEY: USA Hockey Names David Quinn As Associate U.S. National Development Coach
  6. Quinn: Boston to Omaha and back again
  7. Boston University Athletics Official Athletic Site

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