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The San Jose Sharks appear to enjoy learned their substitute for Bob Boughner.
San Jose is “zeroing in” on ragged New York Rangers bench boss David Quinn as its subsequent head coach, in step with NHL insider Elliotte Friedman. Pittsburgh’s Mike Vellucci and Toronto’s Spencer Carberry were finalists.
The impending hire of Quinn ought to come as exiguous shock.
The Sharks employed Mike Grier as trendy manager this month, and the 2 fragment a connection having performed college hockey at Boston College. Grier performed for the Terriers from 1993-96, whereas Quinn performed for the university from 1984-88.
The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun additionally speculated that Quinn would possibly per chance per chance per chance be employed as head coach if Grier landed the GM area.
Quinn served as head coach of the BU males’s hockey crew from 2013-18, guiding the crew to a 105-69-21 anecdote, two Hockey East titles and 4 NCAA tournament appearances, including a berth in the 2015 title game.
The 55-year-trendy became employed as head coach of the New York Rangers in 2018 and served in the feature by 2021, posting a 96-87-25 anecdote and leading the Blueshirts to the postseason unbiased as soon as in 2020.
Quinn most no longer too lengthy prior to now served as head coach for the US males’s hockey crew at the 2022 Frigid weather Olympics after Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan needed to drag out of educating the Games when the NHL made up our minds to no longer permit players to compete amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team USA did no longer create it previous the quarterfinals at the Olympics, struggling a 3-2 loss to Slovakia after winning every of its three preliminary-round games in opposition to China, Canada and Germany.
If employed, Quinn will substitute Boughner, who coached the Sharks from 2019-22. He became fired by San Jose after going 67-85-23 in his three seasons at the helm and failing to lead the crew to a postseason look.
Quinn became additionally a candidate for the Boston Bruins head educating emptiness this summer, however the franchise employed ragged Dallas Stars bench boss Jim 1st viscount montgomery of alamein as a substitute.