Dan Quinn (ice hockey)

Daniel Peter Quinn (born June 1, 1965) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player and former professional golfer. Quinn played 14 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). Quinn was born in Ottawa, Ontario, but grew up in Brockville, Ontario.

Dan Quinn
Born (1965-06-01) June 1, 1965 (age 56)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Calgary Flames
Pittsburgh Penguins
Vancouver Canucks
St. Louis Blues
Philadelphia Flyers
Minnesota North Stars
Ottawa Senators
Los Angeles Kings
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 13th overall, 1983
Calgary Flames
Playing career 1983–1996

Ice hockey careerEdit

Quinn was drafted 13th overall by the Calgary Flames in the 1983 NHL Entry Draft, while he was playing for the Belleville Bulls of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Quinn made his debut with Calgary halfway through the next season, scoring 52 points in 54 games. When he was called up he had been leading the OHL in scoring with 59 points.

On November 12, 1986, Quinn was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Mike Bullard. In Pittsburgh, Quinn had the most success, scoring a career high 40 goals in 1987–88, and a career-high 94 points the next season. He also was the co-winner of the Pittsburgh's Player's Players Award for the 1986–87 season.

In 1990, Quinn was traded to the Vancouver Canucks in 1990; that started a period where Quinn played for seven teams in five years. In 1992, Quinn was alleged to have raped a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room. He was released by the Minnesota North Stars, the team he was playing for at the time. Quinn maintained that he and the woman had sex, but that it was consensual. The police did not press charges, and Quinn was back in the NHL the next season.[1]

Quinn retired in November 1996, after being released by the Pittsburgh Penguins.

GolfEdit

Quinn embarked on a career in golf after his NHL career, and was one of the top players on the Celebrity Tour. In 2000, he caddied for John Daly at the U.S. Open. Quinn also caddies part-time for Ernie Els.[2][3]

At the end of April 2014, Quinn became caddie for golfer Joost Luiten from the Netherlands, ranked number 43 at the Official World Golf Ranking.

Quinn has competed at the American Century Celebrity Golf Classic, an annual competition to determine the best golfers among American sports and entertainment celebrities. He won the tournament in 1992, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2012, and has a total of eighteen top-10 finishes.[4] The tournament, televised by NBC in July, is played at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.[5]

Quinn has also played in four Web.com Tour events, but never made the 36-hole cut.

PersonalEdit

Quinn currently resides in Florida with his wife and their two daughters and a son.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980–81 London Diamonds WOHL 42 28 38 66 78
1980–81 Rockland Remparts CJHL 2 0 0 0 0
1981–82 Belleville Bulls OHL 67 19 32 51 41
1982–83 Belleville Bulls OHL 70 59 88 147 27 4 2 6 8 2
1983–84 Belleville Bulls OHL 24 23 36 59 12
1983–84 Calgary Flames NHL 54 19 33 52 20 8 3 5 8 4
1984–85 Calgary Flames NHL 74 20 38 58 22 3 0 0 0 0
1985–86 Calgary Flames NHL 78 30 42 72 44 18 8 7 15 10
1986–87 Calgary Flames NHL 16 3 6 9 14
1986–87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 64 28 43 71 40
1987–88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 40 39 79 50
1988–89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 79 34 60 94 102 11 6 3 9 10
1989–90 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 41 9 20 29 22
1989–90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 37 16 18 34 27
1990–91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 64 18 31 49 46
1990–91 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 4 7 11 20 13 4 7 11 32
1991–92 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 67 11 26 37 26
1992–93 Minnesota North Stars NHL 11 0 4 4 6
1993–94 SC Bern NDA 25 13 18 31 56
1993–94 Ottawa Senators NHL 13 7 0 7 6
1994–95 EV Zug NDA 7 7 6 13 26
1994–95 Los Angeles Kings NHL 44 14 17 31 32
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 28 6 18 24 24
1995–96 Detroit Vipers IHL 4 0 5 5 2
1995–96 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 35 7 14 21 22 12 1 4 5 6
1996–97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 0 3 3 10
NHL totals 805 266 419 685 533 65 22 26 48 62

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event   GP G A Pts PIM
1987 Canada WC 10 2 2 4 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Quinn rape charge dropped". New York Times. November 25, 1992. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  2. ^ Ferguson, Doug (March 20, 2012). "Els sticking with caddie plan". USA Today. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Harig, Bob (July 25, 2012). "Ernie Els wins with unusual caddie platoon". ESPN. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  4. ^ "American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament at Edgewood, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada". Tahoecelebritygolf.com. June 23, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
  5. ^ "Home". Edgewood Tahoe. Retrieved February 15, 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
None
Jack Ferguson Award
1981
Succeeded by
Preceded by Calgary Flames' first round draft pick
1983
Succeeded by
Preceded by Vancouver Canucks captain
1990–91,
with Doug Lidster and Trevor Linden
Succeeded by