Pat Quinn, 1943–2014

Mural by Rick Cordeiro

Hamilton native and York University alumnus Pat Quinn played nine seasons in the NHL as a defenceman, first as a Maple Leaf, before retiring due to an ankle injury. Quinn then shifted gears to coaching, first with the Flyers, the Kings, the Canucks, the Maple leafs, and then the Oilers. Twice coaching teams to the Stanley Cup finals, Quinn’s Canucks famously defeated in five games the 1993-94 Maple Leafs, arguably the strongest Leafs line up since 1967. Of course, Quinn made up for that by leading Team Canada to Olympic gold in 2002. Quinn would win golds again at the World Cup (’04), IIHF U18 (’08), IIHF U20 (’09).

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