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|1984 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
13 overall by Minnesota North Stars
July 30, 1966
Height: 6-1 Weight: 205
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Kent School (Connecticut H.S.)
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island (USA)
Cranston, Rhode Island
||Kent School||Conn. H.S.
||Kent School||Conn. H.S.
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Housatonic Valley League Championship: 1983, 1984 (Kent)
Flood Marr Tournament MVP: 1983 (Kent)
New England Prep School All-Star First Team: 1982-83,
Kent Co-Captain: 1982-83, 1983-84
Miscellaneous: Rated in The Hockey News draft
preview issue as No. 5 defense prospect for the 1984 NHL draft. ... Attended
Kent School in Kent, Conn. ... Led Kent to 21-3-1 record in his senior
season. Kent was also runner-up in the 1984 New England Prep School
tournament. ... Also played varsity football and varsity baseball at Kent
School, and Was co-captain of football and baseball teams in 1983-84. ...
Served as Kent School prefect (student body liaison to faculty) in 1983-84.
|Never played in NHL.|
|Post-Draft Teams: Boston University (HE);
Team USA: Binghamton (AHL); Cleveland (IHL)|
World Jr. Championships: 1986
(bronze medal), 2005 (asst. coach) (fourth place)
World Under-18 Championships: 2003 (fourth place) (asst. coach)
Women's World Championships: 1999
(silver medal) (assistant coach), 2000 (silver medal) (assistant coach)
AWARDS AND HONORS
USA Hockey Developmental Coach of Year: 2002-03
Hockey East Tournament All-Star First Team: 1985-86
Hockey East All-Star First Team: 1985-86 (Boston University)
New England All-Star First Team: 1985-86, 1986-87 (Boston Univ.)
Boston University Sidd Award (Unsung Hero): 1987-88
Boston University Co-Captain: 1987-88 (illness, did not play)
Coaching Career: Named Boston University (HE) junior varsity coach prior
to 1988-89 season and remained in that position through 1988-89 season. ...
Named Northeastern (HE) assistant coach prior to 1993-94 season and remained
in position until July 1996. ... Named Nebraska-Omaha (NCAA D-I
Independent) assistant coach in July 1996, was with team when it joined CCHA
prior to 1999-00 season, and remained in position until June 13, 2002.
... Named U.S. Under-17 team head coach on June 13, 2002, and remained
in that position until June 14, 2004. ... Named Boston University (HE)
associate coach on June 14, 2004, and remained in that position into 2004-05
Education: Earned bachelor's degree in sociology from Boston
University in 1989.
Miscellaneous: Played on first Team USA squad to win a medal (bronze)
at the World Junior Championships in 1986. ... Signed pro tryout contract
with N.Y. Rangers on Feb. 4, 1992, after being cut by U.S. Olympic team. ...
Coached at 1995 U.S. Women's Select Camp, where 1995-96 women's national
team was chosen.
Personal: Also known as Dave Quinn during
his playing days.
Rare Disease Ends NHL Dream: Following his junior
season at Boston University
in 1987, Quinn tried out for the 1988 U.S. Olympic team. During this time,
he was diagnosed with a rare blood disorder
known as Christmas Disease. The condition prevented his blood from clotting
properly when he was cut, and made it impossible for him to keep
playing. Despite his great potential, it appeared he would never play
hockey again. But while Quinn was out of the game, medicine to treat his
condition became available -- enabling him to attempt a comeback if he was
willing to inject himself with the medication four times each day. The
medicine, however, was very expensive -- costing hundreds of thousands of
dollars per year. Quinn managed to find funding for the treatments and began
his comeback by joining the U.S. Olympic team for its 1991-92 pre-OIympic
tour. Although he was a late cut from the team, Quinn had proved that he
could play again. He signed a tryout contract with the New York Rangers and
finished the 1991-92 season with Binghamton (AHL). He then played the entire
1992-93 season with Cleveland (IHL) before retiring for good in 1993.
|Tier II/Jr. B:
|U.S. Junior B:
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