July 26: The Sharks have now made it official, announcing Quinn as their next head coach. Earlier in the day, Kevin Weekes of ESPN also reported that Calder Cup-winning coach Ryan Warsofsky will be interviewing with the team for an assistant position, after failing to land the head coaching job.
July 21: Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports that the San Jose Sharks are “zeroing in” on former New York Rangers bench boss David Quinn to be their next head coach. While this is no confirmation that a deal between the two parties is done, it seems likely that Quinn will return to an NHL bench in 2022-23 with the Sharks.
Friedman reports that Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carbery, who was reported as a candidate yesterday, and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant coach Mike Vellucci were finalists for the job.
Quinn has been out of an NHL job since the Rangers fired him shortly after the 2020-21 season, concluding a mediocre three-year run with the team. According to reports, Quinn was at one point the front-runner for the Boston Bruins’ vacancy this offseason before they opted to go with former Dallas Stars head coach Jim Montgomery.
Those three seasons in the Big Apple comprise Quinn’s only NHL coaching experience aside from one season spent with the Colorado Avalanche as an assistant coach in 2012-13. Between 2013 and 2018, Quinn had a strong run as the head coach of the Division I program at Boston University.
He’s also represented USA Hockey as a coach at multiple international tournaments, including serving as their head coach for the 2022 Winter Olympics and World Championships. The USA failed to medal in either tournament.
This story will be updated as details emerge.
Bedard to San Jose.
Good luck with that San Jose. Quinn is fine when things are going well, but when an in-game adjustment is needed, he is terrible. The quarterfinal game in the Olympics showed that pretty clearly. There was a reason the Rangers got rid of him
he’s not great, just like the Sharks… lol.
And the babbling rabble shows up right on time. According to the rubes that infest this site, every coaching hire is bad, every free agent signing is bad, and every trade is bad. Watching the uninformed yappers display their fantasy league expertise is quite entertaining.
right on time? I ‘commented’ 5 days ago..
just say you don’t like/disagree with what we said..
and isn’t armchair quarterbacking what the comments section is all about? or were you expecting Ray Ferraro to chime in here at some point? ..lol