Boston University Extends David Quinn


A year after leading the Boston University Terriers to an NCAA Championship appearance, the school has extended head coach David Quinn for five more seasons.

The Terriers had a terrific 2014-2015 season. They won their conference, the Hockey East, and also were the Beanpot champions. They defeated North Dakota in the tournament to face Providence in the Frozen Four championship.

“David has done exactly what we thought he would with our men’s ice hockey team. We had lofty expectations when we hired him and he has exceeded those with outstanding leadership both on and off the ice. There’s nobody else we’d rather have leading this program,” said BU Athletic Director Drew Marrochello via press release.

Quinn led Boston University to a 28-8-5 record in the regular season.

Of course, Quinn benifeted from having super prospect Jack Eichel in his system. Eichel, who was the Hobey Baker winner this season, was the second overall pick to the Buffalo Sabres in this weekend’s NHL draft.

Quinn has a great share of coaching experience at an even higher level than college. He was the head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters, the then American Hockey League affiliate of the Colorado Avalanche. He even spent a season as an assistant coach with the NHL club.

Beyond the pro game, Quinn has quite the resume outside of BU. He was an assistant coach for the Northeastern Huskies  in 1995 and he also coached with Nebraska Omaha. Quinn also has worked with the United States developmental junior team.

“Coming back to BU to serve as head coach of one of the premier college hockey programs has been everything I hoped it would be,” Quinn said in the press release. “I am looking forward to leading our student-athletes over the next five years,”

Quinn has no doubt done a terrific job ushering in a new era of Boston University hockey. He faces a new challenge this season, most likely without Eichel and also Evan Rodrigues, who signed with Buffalo.