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|1983 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in first round
13 overall by Calgary Flames
Born June 1, 1965
Height: 5-11 Weight: 175
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Ottawa, Ontario (Canada)
Hometown: Brockville, Ontario
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
OHL Ferguson Award (Top Draft Pick): 1981 (Belleville) (first winner)
OHL All-Star Game: 1983 (Belleville)
Miscellaneous: Belleville's first-round pick, No. 1 overall, in 1981 OHL
priority selection. ... Finished third in OHL with 147 points in 1982-83.
... Led Belleville with 147 points, 59 goals and 88 assists in 1982-83.
| Debut: December 6, 1983 (Calgary at Quebec)|
Numbers: 10 (Calgary); 10, 14, 9
(Pittsburgh); 7 (Vancouver);
7 (St. Louis); 14, 10, 11 (Philadelphia); 11 (Minn.); 7, 9 (Ott.); 7 (L.A.)
Stanley Cup: Never won.
Retired November 1996
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
||CGY, PIT, VAN, STL,|
PHI, MIN, OTT, LA
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
||CGY, PIT, STL, PHI||65
AWARDS AND HONORS
Stanley Cup Finals (Lost): 1986 (Calgary)
Pittsburgh Player's Player Award: 1986-87 (co-winner)
Vancouver McLean Trophy (Points Leader): 1989-90 (73 total --
including 29 points with Pittsburgh)
Leader: 1985-86 (72)
Ottawa Records: Most points in one game (6 at Tampa Bay on Oct. 14,
1995, shares record)
Miscellaneous: Played on line with Lanny McDonald for Calgary in 1983-84.
... Missed part of 1987-88 season with broken left wrist, an injury suffered
during Pittsburgh's Oct. 21, 1987, game vs. New Jersey. He did not return to
action until Pittsburgh's Nov. 14, 1987, game vs. N.Y. Rangers. ... Named
Pittsburgh alternate captain during final week of 1987 exhibition season,
but he was stripped of his "A" on Dec. 17, 1987, when coach Pierre Creamer
determined the added responsibility was affecting Quinn's game. ... Finished
12th in NHL with 94 points in 1988-89. ... Missed part of 1990-91 season
with bruised shoulder, an injury suffered in Vancouver's Jan. 26, 1991, game
at Los Angeles. ... Began playing right wing, as well as natural
position of center, during early 1990s. ... Signed with Minnesota as an unrestricted free agent on
Sept. 18, 1992. His special one-year contract, negotiated by agent Larry
Kelly, gave North Stars the right to release
him at three different points during the season. Minnesota insisted on the
contract because Quinn had a reputation as a trouble-maker who was not a
good team player and did not cooperate with coaches. ... Released by
Minnesota on Nov. 24, 1992. ... Signed with Ottawa as an unrestricted free agent on March 15,
1994, after spending most of 1993-94 season in Switzerland. He scored two
goals in his first game with Senators on March 17, 1994, at San Jose. ... Signed with
Los Angeles as an unrestricted free agent on Sept. 3, 1994. ... Missed
part of 1995 season with strained groin, an injury suffered during Los
Angeles' Feb. 18, 1995, game vs. Vancouver. ... Led Los Angeles with four
game-winning goals in 1995. ... Signed with
Ottawa as an unrestricted free agent on July 20, 1995. ... Missed part
of 1995-96 season with broken left hand, suffered in Ottawa's Nov.
2, 1995, game at Hartford. He did not return to action until Ottawa's Nov.
22, 1995, game vs. Winnipeg. ... Signed with
Pittsburgh as a Group III unrestricted free agent on July 31, 1996. ...
Missed part of 1996-97 season with bruised calf, suffered in
Pittsburgh's Oct. 22, 1996, game at Edmonton. ... Released by Pittsburgh on
Nov. 18, 1996.
Ugly End in Minnesota:
Eleven games into the 1992-93 season, Quinn was suspended indefinitely by
Minnesota on Nov. 12, 1992. The suspension came after a 19-year-old Twin
Cities woman accused Quinn of raping her on the morning of Nov. 10, 1992.
The woman went to police, and Quinn was expected to be formally charged with
sexual assualt in Bloomington, Minn., on Nov. 17, 1992. Quinn had been
arrested on Nov. 10, but not immediately charged. He spent a short time in
jail before he was released on $30,000 bond. In posting bail, Quinn agreed
that American officials could bring him back to the U.S. if he went home to
Canada. The alleged sexual assault took place after Quinn had dined at a
Mall of America restaurant with former Penguins teammates Mario Lemieux,
Rick Tocchet and Bob Errey on the night before a game against Pittsburgh.
Police said the four men went to Hooters after their dinner, where they met
four women. The four players and four women then went back to the Penguins
players' hotel, where Quinn was accused of raping the 19-year-old in another
player's hotel room. Officially given a leave of absence by the North Stars
at the time of his arrest, Quinn would never play for the North Stars again.
Quinn insisted the sexual activity had been consensual, and a police
investigation eventually agreed. One week after he was supposed to be
charged, Quinn was vindicated when the Hennepin County attorney's office
announced that it would not be filing charges after all. Even though the
pending charges were dropped, the North Stars released Quinn on Nov. 24,
1992, for violating team curfew rules on the night of the alleged assault.
The curfew rule dictated that all North Stars players be home or at their
hotel by 11 p.m. on the night before a game. Quinn was relieved he would not
have to endure a trial, but was disappointed that the North Stars had not
stuck by him.
Belleville (OHL); Bern (Switzerland); Zug (Switz.); Detroit (IHL)|
World Championships: 1987 (fourth place)
AWARDS AND HONORS
Miscellaneous: Was leading OHL in
scoring with 59 points in 24 games for Belleville when called up to
NHL for good in December 1983. ... Played in
Switzerland during 1994-95 NHL lockout. ... Never played in minor
leagues until he was demoted by Ottawa to Detroit (IHL) in 1995-96
season at age 30. ... Played slo-pitch
softball in Brockville, Ontario, during off-seasons of early NHL playing days. ... Played on Calgary's off-season charity softball
team. ... Was active in charitable causes during playing days, including
work with Special Olympics.
Dan Quinn, Golf Star: Quinn was an avid golfer during his playing days,
often golfing with Pittsburgh teammate and close friend Mario Lemieux.
While he was playing in Pittsburgh, Quinn began competing on the Celebrity Golf Association Tour.
He tied for third at the 1991 Celebrity Golf Association championship
tournament and then won the American Century Championship title at Lake
Tahoe in 1992. After he retired during the 1996-97 season, Quinn moved to Jupiter, Florida, and devoted himself to golf.
He quickly emerged as one of top players on the Celebrity tour. He won
2001 and 2002 American Century Championship tournament at Lake Tahoe and the 2002 Las Vegas Celebrity Classic. He once shot
a round of 63 in
competition and has had five aces during his golf career. He ranked No. 1 on
the Celebrity tour's 2002 money list with the best overall stroke average at
Personal: Full name is Daniel Peter
Quinn. ... Son of former Canadian Football League player Pete Quinn.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
Calgary traded Quinn to Pittsburgh in exchange for Mike Bullard on November
12, 1986. ||
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