Former NHL star and longtime coach Pat Quinn dies at age 71

Long-time hockey coach died Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness

VANCOUVER — Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn has died.

He was 71.

The Vancouver Giants, on behalf of his family, confirmed that he died Sunday night in Vancouver after a long illness.

Quinn was co-owner of the team.

Quinn played parts of nine seasons in the NHL and went on to enjoy a long coaching career.

He coached the Philadelphia Flyers, Los Angeles Kings, Vancouver Canucks and Toronto Maple Leafs.

Quinn also guided Team Canada to the gold medal at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City.

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