Rangers Announce David Quinn’s Coaching Staff
Rangers head coach David Quinn has his coaching staff in place!
OFFICIAL: #NYR have named David Oliver and Greg Brown as Assistant Coaches.
Oliver, a former Blueshirt, joins the Rangers after spending the past 11 seasons with the Colorado Avalanche organization.
Brown joins the Rangers after spending the past 14 seasons at Boston College. pic.twitter.com/tD1Obf7rYA
— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) July 17, 2018
Quinn has worked with both of these men in the past. He was in the Avalanche organization with Oliver, who was in the team’s front office, and Brown was an assistant at Boston College where he ran the team’s defense and special teams. Oliver has worked with the young guns in the Avalanche organization since 2007 and has helped mold the talents of current and former Avalanche talents including Gabriel Landeskog, Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Tyson Barrie, Ryan O’Reilly, Semyon Varlamov, and current Rangers defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk to name a few. Both Oliver and Brown are in the mindset of the “new NHL,” where speed and skill are paramount to a team’s success. The Rangers are in a situation where they must develop their young talents while trying to stay competitive. And from the looks of things, Jeff Gorton has hired the right men to do the job.
Rangers coach David Quinn's staff will feature Lindy Ruff, David Oliver and Greg Brown. You know about Ruff. Oliver spent the past 14 seasons with the Avalanche, the last four as director of player development. He worked with Quinn in the AHL. Brown comes from Boston College.
— Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) July 17, 2018
As had been reported earlier, Lindy Ruff is remaining with the team, joining both Brown and Oliver on Quinn’s side. The role that Ruff will have is unclear as of now, but it won’t hurt to have a long-time NHL coach alongside this young coaching staff.
Editor’s Note: For an in-depth look at Brown, click here.