The Philadelphia Flyers announced on Monday afternoon that Alain Vigneault has been hired as the 21st head coach in franchise history.
The Flyers fired their general manager Ron Hextall and their head coach Dave Hakstol in late 2018. Scott Gordon was named interim head coach.
— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 15, 2019
Vigneault is currently serving as the head coach for Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championships. Over his 16 year tenure as a head coach in the NHL, Vigneault coached over 1200 regular season games with a 648-435-35-98 (.588) record.
A Jack Adams award winner in 2006-07, and finalist four times, he has coached his teams to three Presidents’ Trophy winning seasons — the Vancouver Canucks twice, in 2010-11 and 2011-12, and the New York Rangers in 2014-15.
Additionally, Vigneault has coached teams in 139 career Stanley Cup Playoff games. That includes reaching the 2011 Stanley Cup Final with the Vancouver Canucks, and the 2014 final with the New York Rangers.
According to The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun, Vigneault’s contract is worth $25 million over five years.
Vigneault signs for $25 M over five years according to a source https://t.co/Hi7wDfKrHu
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) April 15, 2019
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The Philadelphia Flyers have appointed Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history, signing him to a multi-year contract, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
“We are extremely excited to have Alain join this franchise and lead our team behind the bench for many years to come,” said Fletcher. “He brings a tremendous amount of success over an extended period of time that will prove valuable to our team to take the next steps in returning the winning culture to the Philadelphia Flyers organization.”
“It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers,” said Vigneault. “The history they have established and the passionate fan base has made this a first-class franchise. I am excited to work with Chuck, the talented group of players and prospects coming up through the system, in order to return Philadelphia to the top of the NHL landscape.”
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