Rare Ranger

New York Rangers Head Coach and hemophilia patient David Quinn completes first season.

Hemophilia patient and New York Rangers head coach David Quinn at a CSL Behring event in 2016 when he was the head coach at Boston University
New York Rangers head coach David Quinn recently wrapped up his rookie season with the National Hockey League franchise. He has long had fans in the hemophilia community, as an advocate for other people with bleeding disorders. Above, Quinn speaks to a group of patients in 2016 at Boston University.

David Quinn, who lives with hemophilia B, completed his first season as head coach of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) New York Rangers. For Quinn – being a part of the NHL fulfills a dream he had since he was a child – before his rare bleeding disorder derailed his own playing career.

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This season, the rookie coach received a lot of attention in the Big Apple for the way in which he has been working to change the culture of the Rangers, but he has long had the attention of the hemophilia community as an advocate for those with bleeding disorders. Check out this article that Hemaware, the Bleeding Disorders Magazine of the National Hemophilia Foundation, recently wrote on Quinn, profiling his journey.

Previously, Quinn offered his advice for kids living with hemophilia in a video produced by biotechnology leader CSL Behring. In the piece, he said, “My advice for people with hemophilia is dream big.  Don’t let hemophilia stand in the way of any of your dreams. Anything is possible.”