A mural of Pat Quinn honours his role coaching Team Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

A mural of Pat Quinn honours his role coaching Team Canada in the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics.

Former player, coach and exec Pat Quinn dies

Pat Quinn, a former NHL player, coach and executive, dies after long illness

By The Canadian Press

VANCOUVER – Former NHL player, coach and executive Pat Quinn has died at age 71.

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

Quinn was co-owner of the Western Hockey League 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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