It’s the most fitting day of all for the big Irishman to be remembered. Former Canuck and coach Pat Quinn will be honoured by the Canucks this St. Patrick’s Day.
Quinn will be remembered at today’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers for his contributions to the team.
There will be a public party at the plaza outside Rogers Arena, followed by the unveiling of Pat Quinn Way. Earlier this month, Vancouver city council has unanimously approved the motion to re-name the 700-block of Abbott Street into Pat Quinn Way as a tribute to the hockey legend who passed away last November.
The Vancouver Giants, a team Quinn co-owned, announced Monday the creation of the Pat Quinn Legacy Fund, which will be comprised of a number of different initiatives in honour Quinn including a scholarship that will support former hockey players who want to pursue advanced legal studies. The proceeds from the 2016 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game will go to the fund.