Report: Boston University coach Quinn leaving for same job with NHL’s Rangers

David Quinn (BU - Head Coach) - The Boston University Terriers defeated the visiting University of Connecticut Huskies 4-2 (EN) on Saturday, October 24, 2015, at Agganis Arena in Boston, Massachusetts. (Melissa Wade)
David Quinn has been behind the BU bench since the 2013-14 season (photo: Melissa Wade).

According to ESPN’s John Buccigross, Boston University coach David Quinn is taking the head coaching job with the NHL’s New York Rangers.

In five seasons at BU, Quinn compiled a 105-68-21 record, including a 22-14-4 mark in 2017-18, which included a trip to the Northeast regional final.

More to come on this developing story.

9 COMMENTS

  1. I’ll be the first to say it…… bust.
    (If wrong in 3-4 years, I like my crow warm.)
    That said, good luck.

    • I tend to agree with you. The Rangers coaching job might be the toughest in the NHL. New York media can be brutal, fans tend to be impatient, and Lundqvist’s better games are in the rearview mirror.

      • Sorry, but Montreal *has* to be the toughest. Bigger, more rabid fanbase (remember those Andy Bathgate riots? Me either…), more media coverage than in NYC (*and* in two main languages), tons more pressure generated by all those Cup banners… All of which is currently being held together by Carey Price, who’s in the same spot as H.L. in that by the time the rest of the team is brought to his level, it’ll be too late for him.

        • Don’t think “more media coverage than in NYC” is factually correct. Look at circulation figures for NY Times, NY Post, Wall Street Journal, Newsday, and Daily News compared to Montreal Gazette, Le Devoir, La Presse, and Le Journal de Montréal. This is not even taking into account sports radio and television, or the “minor” NYC newspapers. My guess would be any major sports player, including NHL, would say the toughest media is in NY.

          • Remember, the Rangers have to battle for media coverage with the Devils & Islanders, and that’s just NHL. Throw in multiple teams in *each* of MLB/NFL/NBA, and that splinters that coverage considerably. The Habs have the undivided attention of Montreal’s press corps. I’d have said they had the undivided attention of Quebec’s province-wide media as well, but the Senators take up a portion of that area in the Capital region.

            Now, if the NHL puts a team back in Quebec City, *that* would change my thoughts a bit, especially if the new team had anywhere near the success of the Vegas team.
            Enjoy the summer!

          • I appreciate your thought on the Rangers having to fight for media coverage, however, the Rangers have always garnered the main media attention. They were the original “NYC” team and most writers have covered them forever. The Devils (East Rutherford/Meadowlands) and Islanders (Nassau Coliseum) always fought for media coverage prior to, and including now, before moving to Brooklyn and Newark respectively. During the prime hockey season, the only real competition for coverage comes from the Knicks and Nets. Both have been so woeful there really in no competition.
            Right back at you, enjoy your summer also.

  2. WOW There is nothing the NHL will not do ? He was getting the Don Stamp ? Coaching all Superstars ans Never Winning The Big one.BU could have been one and done of Collage hockey ?

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