Sharks part ways with coach David Quinn after 19-win season

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The San Jose Sharks are in the market for a new coach after parting ways with David Quinn, the team announced Wednesday.

Quinn leaves San Jose with a 41-98-25 record over two seasons. The Sharks finished the 2023-24 campaign in the basement of the league with only 19 wins.

“After going through our end of the season process of internal meetings and evaluating where our team is at and where we want our group to go, we have made the difficult decision to make a change at the head coach position,” Sharks GM Mike Grier said. “David is a good coach and an even better person. I would like to personally thank him for his hard work over these past two seasons. He and his staff did an admirable job under some difficult circumstances, and I sincerely appreciate how they handled the situation.”

Quinn’s tenure lasted just shy of two calendar years, as the Sharks hired him in July 2022 to replace Bob Boughner who went 67-85-23 and failed to reach the playoffs each year in San Jose. Before joining the Sharks, Quinn was the head coach of the New York Rangers from 2018-19 through 2020-21. He went 96-87-25 in the regular season. In the COVID-19 bubble play-in tournament in 2020, Quinn’s Rangers were swept in three games by the Carolina Hurricanes. That was the closest New York came to the playoffs under Quinn, who was fired after the 2020-21 season.

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