According to Jeff Cox, Greg Brown is leaving Boston College to join David Quinn’s coaching staff.
According to multiple sources, associate head coach Greg Brown is leaving Boston College to join David Quinn’s New York Rangers staff. Have to assume Brendan Buckley or Mark Dennehy will be the most likely replacements at BC.— Jeff Cox (@JeffCoxSports) July 11, 2018
The 50-year-old native of Southborough, MA was drafted No. 26 overall as a defenseman in the second round of the 1986 draft by the Buffalo Sabres. Brown was the captain of the Eagles during the 1989-90 season, and in his senior year he tallied 40 points in 42 games.
Brown’s NHL career lasted 94 games and after stints in the AHL he went to Europe where he played in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria and Germany.
He retired from playing hockey in 2003, and after a brief time off he returned to his alma mater in August of 2004. At BC, Brown held the position of assistant coach from 2004 to 2012, and was named an associate coach at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.
He’s also served as an assistant coach for Team USA’s U20 team at the WJC tournament on three occasions (2014, 2017 and 2018). According to his bio, “Brown works closely with the team’s defensemen and has worked extensively with special teams.”
This is just a rumor at this point, but the hire would make sense because he is someone that Quinn is familiar with from Team USA. He also has experience with young defenders and special teams, which happen to be two areas the Rangers are looking to improve for the upcoming season.
Stay tuned for more news as it becomes available.