David Quinn, the head coach of the U.S. Men’s Olympic and World Championship Teams, is the guest on the latest episode of the RinkWise podcast.
The Cranston, R.I., native was a first-round pick of the Minnesota North Stars in 1984, but after a chronic illness curtailed his playing career, he has taken a long road to the top of the coaching ranks. After leading the Boston University Terriers as head coach from 2013-18, he became the N.Y. Rangers bench boss for three seasons. With his contract up this offseason, he is looking to find another NHL head coaching job.
He joins Kirk Luedeke and guest host Matt Keator to talk about the Olympic Games, his coaching philosophies and thoughts on team building, being a part of a 2009 national championship at BU, coaching professional players and more.