Philadelphia Flyers. Alain Biggunt To become their coach.
Breaking: #Flyers I have named Alain Vigneault the 21st head coach in franchise history! https://t.co/FDSifRzyG7
– Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) April 15, 2019
In his last performance at the NHL, Vigneault led the New York Rangers to a 34-49-9 record. Rangers ended the season in the last place of the metropolitan branch. He ended his time with the Rangers with a record of 226-147-37 for five years in New York.
Vigneault coached Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and Rangers through his 16-year NHL coaching career. Overall he has 648-435-35-98 records in 1,216 games behind the bench. His biggest success was his success with the Rangers. He led the team in the playoffs for four of the five years he coached. Vigneault won the 2007 Jack Adams award with Canucks.
"We are delighted to have Alain join this franchise, and our team will be leading the bench team for the next few years," Fletcher said. He has been a tremendous success over the long term that it is worth our team to take the next step to returning the culture that won the Philadelphia Flyers organization. "
Meaning for Team's Future
Vigneault coached the NHL for the 2017-18 season with the Rangers before the end of the season. Despite not getting a job last year, Vigneault has recently been appointed Senior Coach of Team Canada for the World Championships in May. Former Los Angeles Kings Coach Willie de Jardins At the same tournament last summer, I worked with the coach to get the Kings and jobs.
A native of Quebec City in the Stanley Cup Final, he is not a stranger since he has coached in 139 playoff games, including the Stanley Cup final. With the 2017-18 season for the first time since the 2001-02 season, the Flyer expects to bounce back with Vigneault behind the bench.
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