NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 02: David Quinn of the New York Rangers speaks with the media prior to the game against the Winnipeg Jets at Madison Square Garden on December 02, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Former Rangers coach David Quinn has been selected to serve as the head coach of the USA men’s hockey team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Quinn will direct a team consisting of non-NHL players, since the NHL recently announced its players will not be able to be part of the Games due to COVID-19 concerns. The NHL also has to use its scheduled Olympic break to play games postponed by COVID-19.

“John and David have been involved in our 2022 Olympic process and are well-positioned to transition into their new roles,” Pat Kelleher, executive director of USA Hockey, said in a statement. “With the NHL deciding not to participate in the Olympics, we’re fortunate to have the significant experience they bring in helping form and guide our men’s Olympic team.”

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