2002 Olympic Winter Games

Staff Profile

Pat Quinn
Head Coach, Team Canada


- General Manager, Team Canada, 1998 World Hockey Championship (Zurich, Switzerland)

- Co-General Manager, Team Canada, 1997 World Hockey Championship (Finland ? Gold Medal)

- Assistant General Manager, Team Canada, 1996 World Cup of Hockey

Coaching/Management Background

- Career NHL coaching record (through 1999-2000 season): 14 NHL seasons, 402-315-109 for a winning percentage of .553

- As head coach, has advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals twice: in 1980 (Flyers) and 1994 (Canucks).

- Captured the Jack Adams Award as the N.H.L's Coach of the Year in 1991-92 with Vancouver and 1979-80 with the Philadelphia Flyers

- In addition to NHL Coach of the Year honours in 1979-80 with the Flyers, Quinn was named ¯The Hockey News' and ¯The Sporting News' Coach - of - the - Year

Toronto Maple Leafs
- Head coach, Toronto Maple Leafs (June 26, 1998-present)
General Manager, Toronto Maple Leafs (July 15, 1999-present)

- In his first season with the Maple Leafs, Quinn guided the 1998-99 Maple Leafs to their first post-season appearance since 1996 and 3rd final four appearance of the 1990's

- Under Quinn's leadership the Leafs set new club records in overall wins with 45 and road wins with 22

- The 1998-99 Leafs also accumulated 97 points - the 2nd best point total in club history and led all NHL teams with a 28-point improvement from the previous season

- The Leafs led the NHL in goal scoring during the 1999-00 regular season with 268, the first time they led the league since the 1946-47 season

- The Leafs' accomplishments culminated in Quinn being named runner-up for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's Coach - of - the - Year in 1998-99

- On July 14, 1999, Quinn added the responsibilities of general manager for the hockey club. At the time of the announcement he became the only individual to currently hold the dual role in the NHL. Quinn joins former Leaf Punch Imlach as being the only Leafs to dually manage the head coach and general manager duties

Vancouver Canucks
- President/General Manager, Vancouver Canucks (1987-1998)
Head Coach, Vancouver Canucks (1991-1994)

- Named General Manager of the Canucks in 1987, taking over a team with 11 previous losing seasons

- Took over the Vancouver coaching reins on January 31, 1991 and led the team to single-season records for wins (46), and points (101) in 1992-93

- Led the Canucks to the Stanley Cup finals in 1994, while acting as Head Coach and GM of the team

Los Angeles Kings
- Head Coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 1984-1987

Philadelphia Flyers
- Head Coach, Philadelphia Flyers (1978-1982)

- In 1979-80, under Quinn as head coach, the Flyers were the league's top team (48-12-20)

- As head coach, Quinn's Flyers posted a current NHL record 35-game undefeated streak


- In 606 career NHL games as a player from 1968-69 to 1976-77 he 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

- Actively involved with the Canadian Hockey Association's Coaching Program (Honourary Coach for the 1999-2000 and 2000-2001 seasons)

- A driving force behind the Vancouver Canucks opening the 4th CHA Centre of Excellence, a development centre to enhance the grass roots of hockey in Canada and BRitish Columbia

- Has a law degree from Widener University, Delaware School of Law