Alain Vigneault is back in the Metropolitan Division.
The former Rangers head coach has been hired by the rival Philadelphia Flyers to replace interim coach Scott Gordon, who had replaced fired David Hakstol in December.
“It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers,” Vigneault said in a statement. “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.”
According to TSN, the new pact clocks in at $25 million over five years.
The 57-year-old Vigneault helmed the Rangers for five seasons, including a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2014, before he was fired at the end of the 2017-18 campaign. He previously had coached for three-plus seasons in Montreal and seven in Vancouver, winning the Jack Adams Award as coach of the year with the Canucks in 2006-07.
Published at Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:04:50 +0000