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Pat Quinn (ice hockey)

Canadian ice hockey player

John Brian Patrick Quinn (January 29, 1943 – November 23, 2014) was a Canadian ice hockey player, head coach, and executive. He was known by the nickname "The Big Irishman".[1] He coached for the National Hockey League's Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Edmonton Oilers.

Pat Quinn
Pat Quinn 2012.jpg
Pat Quinn pictured in 2012
Born (1943-01-29)January 29, 1943
Hamilton, ON, CAN
Died November 23, 2014(2014-11-23) (aged 71)
Vancouver, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg; 15 st 5 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
Atlanta Flames
Playing career 1963–1977

Quinn reached in the Stanley Cup Finals twice, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994. Internationally, Quinn coached Team Canada to gold medals at the 2002 Winter Olympics, 2008 IIHF World U18 Championships and 2009 World Junior Championship, as well as World Cup championship in 2004.

His cousin was wrestler John Quinn.

Quinn died at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on November 23, 2014 after a long illness, aged 71.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Big Irishman finds pot of gold (2002 Games: Mens Hockey)". Retrieved August 24, 2008.
  2. Canadian Press, The (2014-11-24). "Former NHL player and longtime coach Quinn dies at age 71". TSN. Retrieved 2014-11-24.

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