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Boston University reportedly will announce David Quinn as hockey coach

03.26.13 at 6:34 am ET

According to multiple reports, Boston University will introduce NHL assistant coach David Quinn, a former BU player and assistant coach, on Tuesday as successor to Jack Parker.

Quinn, an Avalanche assistant, is a native of Cranston, R.I., who played at BU from 1984-87 and was a first-round draft pick of the Minnesota North Stars. He had to retire from the game in 1987 after being diagnosed with a rare blood disorder, but he returned four years later and played minor league hockey for two seasons.

Quinn, 46, went on to serve as an assistant coach at Northeastern and Nebraska-Omaha before joining USA Hockey and eventually serving as head coach of the U.S. National Under-17 team.

He was an assistant under Parker from 2004-09, ending his run at BU with a national title. Quinn left the Terriers to become a head coach with AHL Lake Erie. He joined the Avalanche staff last year.

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