Boston University introduced David Quinn as the school's new men's hockey coach Tuesday, replacing Jack Parker, who is retiring after 40 seasons behind the Terriers' bench.

Quinn, who played at BU from 1984 to 1987 and was an assistant coach at the school from 2004 to 2009, was most recently an assistant coach for the Colorado Avalanche.

The 46-year-old Quinn was selected from a short list of candidates that reportedly included former Terrier Mike Sullivan and current associate head coach Mike Bavis.