Boston University coach David Quinn has knowledgeable college officers that he intends on leaving for the vacant New York Rangers‘ head coaching place, sources have advised ESPN’s John Buccigross.
Quinn, 51, would exchange Alain Vigneault, who was fired after amassing a 226-147-37 document over 5 seasons.
Quinn and the Rangers, in accordance to a number of experiences, have mentioned a five-year contract value roughly $2.5 million yearly, however a supply with information of the negotiations has advised ESPN deal is not completed.
Rangers basic supervisor Jeff Gorton is in Denmark till Monday for the IIHF World Championships. It’s anticipated particulars will likely be ironed out with Quinn when Gorten returns.
Quinn changed the legendary Jack Parker at BU in 2013 and led the Terriers to three NCAA regional finals in 5 seasons and had been runners-up for the nationwide title in 2015. He has a document of 105-67-21 at BU.
He was beforehand the top coach of the AHL Lake Erie Monsters for three seasons (2009-12) and served as an assistant coach with the Colorado Avalanche for one season earlier than becoming a member of BU.
After firing Vigneault, Gorton stated the Rangers had been prepared for an outside-the-box choice.
“We’re going to look for highly qualified individuals,” Gorten stated then. “Where that person comes from, we’ll look anywhere. Wherever we can find the best coach, going forward.”
The Rangers made waves throughout the common season by declaring on Feb. eight that they might start “losing familiar faces” by way of trades in an try to construct a roster of “young, competitive players.” At the time, New York was solely three factors out of the final wild card spot within the Eastern Conference.
Quinn is a pure match with the Rangers, who’ve over a dozen gamers with NCAA backgrounds, together with defenseman and BU alum Kevin Shattenkirk. Assistant basic supervisor Chris Drury can also be a BU product.
Quinn is taken into account to be a gamers’ coach and is keen to give youthful gamers the leeway to make errors and develop from them.
Gorton stated final month he would put a premium on discovering a contemporary perspective on the roster, wanting somebody that would work with inexperienced gamers throughout the workforce’s rebuild.
“I think fresh is a good word,” Gorton stated. “We’re looking for someone that has ideas on how to move forward with a young group.”
If and when a deal is finalized, Quinn would be a part of a rising pattern of NCAA coaches making the leap to the NHL. Dave Hakstol was employed out of North Dakota by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2015, and University of Denver coach Jim Montgomery was employed by the Dallas Stars earlier this month.