Confirmed: David Quinn will be Sharks’ new coach

Maybe David Quinn’s job was to lose?

Even before Mike Greer was officially introduced as the new general manager of the San Jose Sharks earlier this month, Pierre Lebrun was already posing that Quinn would be Greer’s choice as Sharks’ head coach.

Speculation: If Greyer became general manager of the Sharks, would David Quinn be head coach?

That possibility looks set to become a reality, with Elliott Friedman reporting this afternoon that the San Jose Sharks are “focusing on David Quinn as their next head coach.”

San Jose Hockey League can now confirm that the deal is done tonight, and Quinn will be the next head coach for the San Jose Sharks. He will be the eleventh coach in franchise history. It follows Bob Bogner, Leave It On July 1, who had a 67-85-23 record from December 2019 to 2021-22 for the Sharks.

Kevin Weekes reports that Quinn has signed a three-year contract with San Jose:

There is a clear Boston University connection between Quinn and Greer, although they did not skate together there: Greer played at Boston University from 1993 to 1996, while Quinn played there from 1984 to 1988.

Quinn, 55, was the newest coach for the New York Rangers, leading the team to a record 96-87-25 from 2018-21. Rangers failed to make the playoffs in each of Quinn’s three seasons behind the bench.

From 2013-2018, Quinn was the head of the Boston University bench, leading the team to an even more powerful 100-59-20 record. He was named Eastern Hockey Coach of the Year in 2015.

No doubt about his experience: In his nearly 30-year coaching career, Quinn was also the head coach of the men’s ice hockey team at the 2022 USA Olympics, the 2022 USA World Championship team, the AHL’s Lake Erie Monsters team, and on the USNTDP . and an associate coach or assistant coach for several men’s and women’s ice hockey teams at the USA World Championships, Colorado Avalanche, BU, University of Nebraska Omaha, and Northeastern University.

He was named a 2003 USA Hockey Development Coach and won the 2009 NCAA Championship as BU’s Assistant Head Coach.

Quinn brings a reputation for being an excellent interviewer and teacher for the San Jose Sharks.

Mike Greer said last week that he is looking forward to ending his search for coaching quickly, and that he is a man of his word. Last Thursday, he told San Jose Barracuda anchor Nick Nollenberger during the San Jose Sharks development camp prospects brawl, “We have to get through the interviews and find the coach, and hopefully wrap that up next week to 10 days.”

As for the other nominees, Friedman’s San Jose Hockey Report now confirms that Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carberry has been questioned for the position. Friedman added that Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Mike Veloce also reached the final. Jimmy Murphy of Boston Hockey has now reported that Boston Bruins assistant coach Joe Sacco has been interviewed. SJHN also reported that Chicago Wolves coach Ryan Warsofsky was in the mix.

Source: Spencer Carbery interviewed by Sharks coach

Report: Sacco will interview Sharks’ coach

Source: Ryan Warsowski interviewed by Shark Trainer

We’ll be posting our reaction to David Quinn’s appointment soon.

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