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Reports: BU’s Quinn to become Rangers head coach

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Boston University coach David Quinn is expected to become the next head coach of the New York Rangers, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

ESPN reported that Quinn informed the school of his plans to leave on Saturday morning. The Rangers and Quinn have discussed a five-year contract worth around $2.5 million annually, according to multiple reports.

Quinn, 51, has gone 105-67-21 in five seasons at his alma mater, leading the Terriers to three regional finals and a runner-up finish at the Frozen Four in 2015. He had previously served as an assistant for Boston from 2004-09 before joining the then-Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League as head coach from 2009-12.

Quinn was an assistant for the Colorado Avalanche during the 2012-13 season before taking the head job at Boston, and he has also been a Team USA assistant several times during his career.

New York missed the playoffs this season for the first time since 2009-10, and only the second time since ’03-04. The Rangers finished with 77 points, 10 fewer than they had in any other non-lockout-shortened season since ’03-04.

The team fired Alain Vigneault, who took the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013-14 in his first season at the helm, in April. Vigneault finished his five-year tenure with a 226-147-37 regular-season record and a 31-30 mark in the postseason.

–Field Level Media

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