The New York Rangers have fired David Quinn in an announcement made by the organization on Wednesday Morning.
David Quinn was relieved of his coaching duties by New York Rangers president and general manager Chris Drury on Wednesday morning.
OFFICIAL: #NYR President and General Manager Chris Drury has announced that Rangers Head Coach David Quinn and Assistant Coaches David Oliver, Jacques Martin and Greg Brown have been relieved of their coaching duties.
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 12, 2021
“I would like to thank David Quinn, David Oliver, Jacques Martin, and Greg Brown for all of their efforts and dedication to the Rangers,” Drury said via the official release from the organization. “I wish each of them the best in their future endeavors. We will begin our search for a new head coach immediately.”
Quinn served as Rangers Head Coach for three seasons (2018-19 – 2020-21) after being named the 35th Head Coach in franchise history on May 23, 2018. During Quinn’s three seasons with the Blueshirts, the team posted a 96-87-25 record in 208 games.
Oliver and Brown each served as Assistant Coach with the Rangers for three seasons (2018-19 – 2020-21) after joining the coaching staff on July 17, 2018. Martin served as Assistant Coach for the 2020-21 season after joining the coaching staff on August 31, 2020.
Who will be the next head coach?
There are a few coaches that Drury could look to if he wants to bring in one with NHL experience, which I think will be the case this time around. Here are just a few that come to mind;
Patrick Roy could be another possibility and to keep the fire burning former captain Mark Messier and maybe Brian Leetch’s name may be tossed around, but if Drury is looking for an experienced NHL coach they probably will be eliminated from the conversation quickly.