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Monday Morning Man: David Quinn!

I don’t follow hockey much. But I noticed some photos of this handsome guy in recent years and his beautiful blue eyes just have me spellbound.

He’s 52-year-old David Quinn and he’s just started as head coach of the New York Rangers of the National Hockey League. He was formerly head coach of the Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League, an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche of the NHL and head coach of Boston University.

Quinn played for Boston University and after his junior season, he tried out for the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team. But during his tryout he was diagnosed with Haemophilia B (also known as Christmas disease), a rare disorder which prevents blood from clotting properly. Due to the disorder, Quinn was forced to retire from the game.

He was later able to find funding for expensive medication to combat the disease, and he was given a tryout for the 1992 U.S. Olympic team. He didn’t make the team, but he did attract the attention of the New York Rangers, who signed him to his first professional contract in February 1992. Quinn finished the 1991–92 season with the Rangers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Binghamton Rangers. He then played the entire 1992–93 season with the Cleveland Lumberjacks of the International Hockey League. He retired following that season without ever making the National Hockey League and began his coaching career.

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