PAT QUINN, Head Coach
Birthplace Hamilton, ON
Hometown Hamilton, ON
Resides Toronto, ON
Team TOR (NHL) 6th season
The WCH 2004 will be Quinn's sixth international experience with Team Canada.
Quinn, a native of Hamilton, Ontario, led Canada to a gold medal and a record of 4-1-1 as head coach of Canada's 2002 Olympic hockey team. Other international experience includes: Assistant General Manager of Canada's 1996 World Cup of Hockey team, General Manager of Team Canada at the 1998 World Hockey Championship in Zurich, Switzerland, Co-General Manager, Team Canada, 1997 World Hockey Championship in Finland (Gold Medal) and was coach of Canada's 1986 Men's World Championship team that finished with a bronze medal.
On November 8, 2000, Quinn was named Team Canada's Head Coach for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.
COACHING / MANAGEMENT BACKGROUND
Pat Quinn is in his 18th season as a Head Coach in the National Hockey League.
Quinn completed his fifth season as Head Coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and his fourth as General Manager of the Leafs in 2002-2003. Under his leadership, Toronto advanced to the playoffs for a fifth consecutive season and set a club record with a .500 or better record on the road for the fifth straight year. In 2002-2003, Quinn moved into fourth place on the NHL all-time coaching wins list (571) and into fifth place on the NHL all-time games coached list (1154), passing Billy Reay in both categories. He also became only the fourth coach in franchise history to reach the 200 win mark with the club joining Punch Imlach, Hap Day and Dick Irvin.
Quinn was named the 25th head coach in Maple Leafs history on June 26, 1998. He added the responsibilities of General Manager for the Maple Leafs on July 14, 1999, and relinquished those duties on August 29, 2003. Quinn joined Punch Imlach and Conn Smythe as being the only three people in the history of the Leafs to hold the dual role of Head Coach and GM.
In 1998-99, his first season as Toronto's head coach, he led the club to their first appearance in the Conference Finals since 1994. The team set a club record for wins in a season (45) and Quinn was named runner up for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL Coach of the Year. In 1999-2000, he led the Maple Leafs to their first regular season division title since 1962-63. The team set a club record for points in a season (100) and tied a club record for wins in a season (45) which had been set the previous year. In 2001-02, the Maple Leafs tied a club record for most points in a season (100). The team finished third in the overall NHL standings and had the best home record in the Eastern Conference (24-22-6-0). The Maple Leafs have averaged 97 points a season since his arrival in Toronto in 1998-99.
In 2001-02, Quinn reached two significant milestones. On October 25, 2001 at Boston, he coached his 1000th career NHL game, and with the team's victory on December 6, 2001 at the New York Rangers, he became only the seventh coach in NHL history to record 500 career wins.
Prior to joining the Toronto Maple Leafs organization in June, 1998, Quinn spent the previous eleven seasons at the helm of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team. When Quinn joined the Canucks as President and General Manager in 1987, he inherited a club that had endured eleven consecutive losing seasons. Quinn added the head coaching duties to his title on January 31, 1991 and led the team to single-season records for wins (46), and points (101) in 1992-93. Quinn led the Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals in 1994.
Quinn also coached in Philadelphia from 1978 to 1982 and in Los Angeles from 1984 to 1987. In 1979-80, his Flyers were the league's top team (48-12-20) and posted an NHL record 35 game undefeated streak which still stands today. After leaving Philadelphia, he earned his law degree from Widener University, Delaware School of Law.
Quinn's career NHL coaching record (through 2002-2003 season) is 571-439-144, with a winning percentage of .557.
As Head Coach, Quinn's teams have advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals twice: in 1980 (Philadelphia Flyers) and in 1994 (Vancouver Canucks).
Quinn has been awarded the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's Coach-of-the-Year twice; in 1991-92 with Vancouver and 1979-80 with the Philadelphia Flyers. Quinn was named runner-up for the award in 1998-99. In addition to NHL Coach of the Year honours in 1979-80 with the Flyers, Quinn was named 'The Hockey News' Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1980, and 'The Hockey News' Executive of the Year in 1992. Quinn was also named 'The Sporting News' Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1980. Quinn is one of only four coaches (Scotty Bowman, Pat Burns, Jacques Lemaire) in league history to win the Jack Adams award with two different teams.
Quinn has been selected as head coach for the NHL All-Star game on four occasions (2004, 2002, 2000, 1981).
In 606 career NHL games as a player from 1968-69 to 1976-77, Quinn scored 18 goals and collected 113 assists for 131 points with 950 minutes in penalties.
Played with the Toronto Maple Leafs (1968-70), the Vancouver Canucks (1970-71) and the Atlanta Flames (1971-76)
Pat and his wife Sandra have two daughters Valerie and Kalli.
Quinn is actively involved with Hockey Canada's Coaching Program ( Honourary Coach for the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons) and was a driving force behind the Vancouver Canucks opening Hockey Canada's fourth Centre of Excellence, a development centre to enhance the grass roots of hockey in Canada.
Quinn has a law degree from Widener University, Delaware School of Law.
MAPLE LEAF SPORTS &
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Larry Tanenbaum (Chairman) Kilmer Sports Inc.
Robert Bertram Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Jim Leech Teachers' Merchant Bank
Dean Metcalf Teachers' Merchant Bank
Ivan Fecan Bell Globemedia
John MacIntyre TD Capital Group
Dale Lastman Goodmans LLP
Richard Peddie Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.
MAPLE LEAF SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT SENIOR MANAGEMENT
Richard Peddie President & CEO
Tom Anselmi Senior VP, Business & CMO
Ian Clarke Senior VP, Finance & CFO
Bob Hunter Senior VP & General Manager ACC
John Lashway VP, Communications & Community Development
Mardi Walker VP, People
Robin Brudner VP, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
John Shannon VP & Executive Producer, Leafs TV, Raptors NBA TV
Dave Hopkinson Vice President, Corporate Sales & Service
Kevin Nonomura Vice President, Finance
Beth Robertson Vice President, Marketing
Diego Roccasalva Vice President, Operations
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS MANAGEMENT
John Ferguson General Manager, NHL Alternate Governor
Pat Quinn Head Coach
Mike Penny Assistant General Manager & Director Player Personnel
Rick Ley Assistant Coach
Keith Acton Assistant Coach
Paul Dennis Player Development Coach and Scouting Coordinator
Barry Trapp Director of Amateur Scouting
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS TRAINING STAFF
Chris Broadhurst Head Athletic Therapist
Brent Smith Athletic Therapist
Matt Nichol Strength and Conditioning Coach
Reid Mitchell Video Coach
Brian Papineau Equipment Manager
Bobby Hastings Assistant Equipment Manager
Scott McKay Assistant Equipment Manager