Boston University coach David Quinn has been offered a five-year deal to become next coach of the New York Rangers, according to sources. He is expected to accept, and the move will become finalized once Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton returns from the World Championships in Europe. That tournament concludes Sunday.
The two sides were known to be talking for a few weeks, with sources indicating that Quinn had shown some hesitancy to take the position, and was telling people he’d remain at BU. But the Rangers are believed to have sweetened the pot.
Quinn is 105-68-21 in five years as head coach of the Terriers. He has led the team to the NCAA tournament each of the last four years, including a loss in the national championship game in 2015. In that span, he’s been most noted for recruiting a bevy of high-end, NHL-caliber players, many of whom have already made NHL debuts.