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San Jose Sharks zero in on David Quinn as next coach

Nov 7, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Rangers head coach David Quinn looks on from behind the players bench against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Rangers won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks are “zeroing in on” former New York Rangers head coach David Quinn to be their next bench boss, Sportsnet reported Thursday.

The other finalists for the job are Toronto Maple Leafs assistant coach Spencer Carbery and Pittsburgh Penguins assistant Mike Vellucci, per the report.

The Sharks fired Bob Boughner and the rest of his coaching staff on July 1 after finishing 32-37-13 and missing the playoffs for the third straight season.

Quinn, who turns 56 next week, was fired as coach of the Rangers on May 12, 2021. He posted a 96-87-25 record with one playoff appearance in three seasons with New York.

Quinn previously coached at Boston University from 2013-18. He also coached the U.S. men’s hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

–Field Level Media