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.
June 1, 1965|
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||175 lb (79 kg; 12 st 7 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Minnesota North Stars
Los Angeles Kings
13th overall, 1983|
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.
Quinn retired in November 1996, after being released by the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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.
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. The tournament, televised by NBC in July, is played at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
Quinn has also played in four Web.com Tour events, but never made the 36-hole cut.
Quinn currently resides in Florida with his wife and their two daughters and a son.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1990–91||St. Louis Blues||NHL||14||4||7||11||20||13||4||7||11||32|
|1992–93||Minnesota North Stars||NHL||11||0||4||4||6||—||—||—||—||—|
|1994–95||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||44||14||17||31||32||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Quinn rape charge dropped". New York Times. November 25, 1992. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Ferguson, Doug (March 20, 2012). "Els sticking with caddie plan". USA Today. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- Harig, Bob (July 25, 2012). "Ernie Els wins with unusual caddie platoon". ESPN. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "American Century Celebrity Golf Championship Tournament at Edgewood, South Lake Tahoe, Nevada". Tahoecelebritygolf.com. June 23, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2017.
- "Home". Edgewood Tahoe. Retrieved February 15, 2017.