VANCOUVER – On a night the Vancouver Canucks ended a dark season, the team honoured a bright light from its past.
Pat Quinn, the former defenceman who moved behind the Canucks’ bench and into the general manager’s office, was inducted into the NHL team’s ring of honour Sunday.
“I can’t express the feeling I have to join the ring of honour,” Quinn told a cheering crowd at Rogers Arena prior to Vancouver’s final regular season game against the Calgary Flames. “I am quite proud of today.”
A promising season turned bad for the Canucks, who will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
Quinn was Vancouver’s president and general manager from 1987 to 1997. He coached the team from 1991-94 and then again late in the 1995-96 season.
There are some parallels between what Quinn, 71, faced back in 1987 and the task being handed to new Canucks’…
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