- BU has struggled in Hockey East this season, its first campaign since legendary coach Jack Parker retired.
"Escobedo is a real team guy as you can see," head coach Jack Parker deadpanned.
Parker said Quinn will be a great fit in the position, telling Tom Caron, "He knows BU, he's been here as an assistant coach, he's been here as a player and he has a great portfolio."
Check out what else Quinn and Parker
had to say in the video above.
The David Quinn era officially began at Boston University on Tuesday, as the former BU player and assistant was announced as the school's new men's hockey coach.Â Quinn succeeds legendary head coach Jack Parker, who officially retired Saturday after 40 years with the Terriers.
"I surely wouldn't be in this position if it were not for Jack Parker
and I'm very lucky to be able to call him my coach, mentor and friend.
"One of the things that makes this job so unique is that beyond all the success here, the former players have such a loyalty towards the program.
I look forward to continuing that and the legacy that Coach Parker leaves behind."
The full press conference, plus an exclusive interview with Parker
, will air Tuesday night on NESN
at 6 p.m. ET.
According to WHDH's Joe Amorosino, Colorado Avalanche assistant coach and former BU associate head coachÂ David Quinn will be announced as the team's next head coach Tuesday, replacing longtime BU boss Jack Parker.
has coached his
last college hockey game.
After a 40-year career behind Boston University's bench, he
last exit Saturday night after the Terriers'
1-0 loss to UMass Lowell
in the Hockey East Championship.
After their coach announced he
would be retiring at the end of this season, the BU
hockey team vowed to extend their season as long as possible for him.
illustrious career included three national championships and 21 Beanpot titles.
As one run continues, another comes to a close tonight, as - barring a near-miracle bid from the national selection committee - Boston University head coach Jack Parker has now coached his final game for the Terriers.
He retires as the third-winningest college hockey coach of all time.
Final, BU 6-3:Â It's official, Jack Parker
and the Terriers
will play for their eighth Hockey East title tomorrow after thoroughly dismantling Boston College
in the final two periods.
As the No. 17 team in both the USCHO.com poll and the PairWise rankings, BU
almost certainly needs a conference title to clinch a spot in the national tournament, meaning that a loss tonight would likely end Jack Parker's
will need to improve on the offensive end in the second, as Jack Parker's
crew has been outshot 18-7 and hasn't put much pressure on Milner.
But the marquee event will be the nightcap, as Boston University looks to send coach Jack Parker to his 10th and final Hockey East title game with a win over crosstown rival Boston College.