After a thorough head coaching search, the San Jose Sharks finally have their man. According to Sheng Peng of NBC Sports, the Sharks will hire ex-New York Rangers head coach David Quinn to lead their bench.
San Jose’s general manager Mike Grier previously sent out an email to media members about a press conference on Tuesday morning in which he’ll “introduce the next head coach of the San Jose Sharks.” However, he didn’t specify who is the head coach he chose.
Quinn will take over from Bob Boughner, who was fired earlier this month. The move came after the Sharks finished the 2021-22 campaign with a 32-37-13 record and missed the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Shortly after, the franchise also installed a new general manager in Grier.
David Quinn’s only NHL head coaching job was with the Rangers, whom he led for three seasons between 2018 and 2020. He compiled a 96-87-25 record and led the franchise to one Stanley Cup Playoffs trip that ended in Qualifying Round.
Quinn also coached Boston University for five years, posting a 105–69–21 record with the program. His biggest success came in 2014–15 when he led Boston to the NCAA championship game.