Quinn, Hynes join U.S. men's Olympic team as assistant coaches
Just hours after the NHL announced its participation in the 2022 Beijing Olympics, USA Hockey revealed David Quinn, John Hynes, Todd Reirden, and Ryan Miller will serve as assistant coaches for the U.S. men's team under head coach Mike Sullivan.
Quinn was most recently head coach of the New York Rangers but was fired in May after failing to make the playoffs. He held a 96-87-25 record in three seasons as the bench boss in the Big Apple. Quinn has coached on the international stage before, serving as an assistant for Team USA at the 2016 IIHF Men's World Championship.
Hynes is currently the head coach of the Nashville Predators. He has coached 438 NHL games and spent parts of five seasons with the New Jersey Devils. He has never served on an Olympic team but was the head coach of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program from 2003-2009. He guided the U.S. to three medals at the IIHF U18 Men's World Championship.
Reirden has never represented the United States at the international level. Currently an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins, he was also the head coach of the Washington Capitals during the 2018-19 and 2019-20 campaigns. Reirden has captured two Stanley Cups in his coaching career.
Finally, Miller is making his first international appearance for the U.S. as a coach. The former NHL goaltender played for Team USA on five different occasions, including in the 2010 and 2014 Olympics. Miller retired at the end of the 2020-21 season following an 18-year career in which he suited up for the Buffalo Sabres, St. Louis Blues, Vancouver Canucks, and Anaheim Ducks. His 391 regular-season wins are the most for a U.S.-born netminder in league history.
The 2022 Games are set to kick off in February.