Pat Quinn did it all the game of hockey. At the pro level he played, coached, and served as a General Manager. His NHL playing career began in 1968 with the Toronto Maple Leafs, he also played for the Vancouver Canucks and the Atlanta Flames. He began coaching in the NHL in 1977, and has been behind the bench for Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Toronto, and most recently, the Edmonton Oilers. Quinn is a two time winner of the Jack Adams Trophy as NHL coach of the year, and has also been a General Manager with Vancouver and Toronto.
At the Junior level, Quinn played, coached and is now in the ownership group of the Vancouver Giants. Not only does his name appear on the Memorial Cup as part of the Giants’ win in 2007, but he also won the Memorial Cup as a player in 1963 with the Edmonton Oil Kings. Quinn won a gold medal as the coach of team Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championships in 2009. Quinn also coached Canada to an Olympic Gold Medal in 2002.
Pat passed away on November 23, 2014. He is survived by his wife Sandra and his daughters Kalli and Val.