Mike Sullivan, head coach of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins, had been chosen to be coach of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team. However, after the NHL decided their players would not participate in the Beijing Olympics, he had to withdraw as head coach due to his NHL commitments. Team USA then turned to David Quinn, former NHL New York Rangers head coach, to be the new head coach of the U.S. Olympic Men's Ice Hockey Team.
As head coach of the New York Rangers from 2018-2021, his record was 96 wins, 87 losses, and 25 ties. During this time, the Rangers had one playoff appearance.
Prior to coaching the Rangers, Quinn was head coach of the Boston University men’s ice hockey team. Over a five year span Boston University made the NCAA tournament four times and played the national championship game in 2015. Overall, the hockey teams record under Quinn was 105 wins, 68 losses, and 21 ties.
Quinn also has extensive experience coaching international games. He has coached both the Men’s and Women’s hockey teams in the IIHF Championship. He was an assistant coach at the 2007, 2012, and 2016 IIHF Men’s World Championship.
In addition, he was head coach of the 2019 U.S. National Junior Team. The team earned a silver medal in the IIHF World Junior Championships.
Players on the David Quinn coached Men's Ice Hockey Team will be sporting new uniforms announced in late November. Jerseys and hoodies will feature a horizontal band with a field of stars around the entirety of the garments with “USA” written within it in white with red trim.