Pat Quinn (ice hockey)
Quinn at the 2012 NHL Winter Classic
|Died||November 23, 2014 (aged 71)|
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2016 (Builder)|
Los Angeles Kings
Toronto Maple Leafs
|Years as NHL player||1968–1977|
|Years as a coach||1977–2010|
|Years as an NHL coach||1978–2010|
John Brian Patrick Quinn (January 29, 1943 – November 23, 2014) was a Canadian ice hockey player, head coach, and executive. He was known by the nickname "The Big Irishman". He coached for the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Edmonton Oilers.
Quinn reached in the Stanley Cup Finals twice, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. Internationally, Quinn coached Team Canada to gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Championship, as well as World Cup championship in 2004.
His cousin was wrestler John Quinn.
References[change | change source]
- "Big Irishman finds pot of gold (2002 Games: Mens Hockey)". Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved August 24, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Canadian Press, The (2014-11-24). "Former NHL player and longtime coach Quinn dies at age 71". TSN. Retrieved 2014-11-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
Other websites[change | change source]
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