It’s with sadness that we pass along the news that Pat Quinn, former Atlanta Flames captain, has passed away following a lengthy battle with an illness. He was 71 years old.
Quinn perhaps had more connections to the various Nations Network sites than anybody else in hockey: he played for the Atlanta Flames from 1972-77, then also coached the LA Kings (1984-87), Vancouver Canucks (1990-96), Toronto Maple Leafs (1999-2006) and Edmonton Oilers (2010-12). He was a Winnipeg Jets stint away from a blackout on his Nations bingo card.
All-told, between his playing career and coaching career, Quinn was involved in high-level hockey from 1958 until his death. That’s an incredible legacy.
is with great sadness that the Vancouver Giants announce, on behalf of
the Quinn family, that Giants Co-Owner Pat Quinn passed away on Sunday
night at Vancouver General Hospital after a lengthy illness.
“Words cannot express the pain we all feel today
for the Quinn family,” said Giants majority owner Ron Toigo. “Pat was an
inspiration to all of us. He always said that respect was something
that should be earned, not given, and the respect that he garnered
throughout the hockey world speaks for itself. He will be sorely
The Quinn family asks that media respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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