RIP – Pat Quinn dies at 71

November 24, 2014

Pat Quinn, a former NHL player and head coach, died Sunday night at Vancouver General Hospital. He was 71.

Pat quinn 691gb6_mediumThe Vancouver Giants majority owner Ron Toigo said, “Words cannot express the pain we all feel today for the Quinn family. Pat was an inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely missed.”

Quinn coached 20 seasons in the NHL for the Edmonton Oilers, Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs. He reached the playoffs 15 times and the Stanley Cup Final twice, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1994.

He was a two-time winner of the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of year, with the Flyers in 1980 and the Canucks in 1992.

Rest in peace Pat Quinn. You’ll be missed.