Official: Rangers announce the dismissal of David Quinn and his staff; begin search for a new coach “immediately”

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Mar 9, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers head coach David Quinn (left) talks to his team during a time-out against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at PPG Paints Arena. The Penguins won 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Rangers have made the dismissals of David Quinn and his coaching staff official just an hour after Larry Brooks broke the story.

New York Rangers relieve David Quinn of his duties

Per the team’s press release:

New York Rangers President and General Manager Chris Drury announced today that Rangers Head Coach David Quinn, and Assistant Coaches David Oliver, Jacques Martin, and Greg Brown, have been relieved of their coaching duties.

“I would like to thank David Quinn, David Oliver, Jacques Martin, and Greg Brown for all of their efforts and dedication to the Rangers,” Drury said. “I wish each of them the best in their future endeavors. We will begin our search for a new head coach immediately.”

Quinn served as Rangers Head Coach for three seasons (2018-19 – 2020-21) after being named the 35th Head Coach in franchise history on May 23, 2018. During Quinn’s three seasons with the Blueshirts, the team posted a 96-87-25 record in 208 games.

Oliver and Brown each served as Assistant Coach with the Rangers for three seasons (2018-19 – 2020-21) after joining the coaching staff on July 17, 2018. Martin served as Assistant Coach for the 2020-21 season after joining the coaching staff on August 31, 2020.

There will be more to come on this story as well as the top storylines for the offseason later today.

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