The Philadelphia Flyers named Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history, signing him on a multi-year contract, according to executive vice president and general manager Chuck Fletcher.
"We are very excited that Alain will join this franchise and lead our team behind the bank for many years," he added. said Fletcher. "It brings a lot of success over an extended period of time that will be valuable for our team to take the next steps to return 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 pbadionate fan base has made this a first-clbad franchise, and I'm excited to work with Chuck, the talented group of players and prospects that are emerging through the system, to bring Philadelphia back to life. the top of the NHL landscape. "
Below are notes on Vigneault's career:
ALAIN VIGNEAULT (Vihn-YOH)
YEARS: 57 (5/14/1961)
BORN: Quebec City, Quebec
PREVIOUS TEAMS (Head Coach)
New York Rangers, season 5 (2013-14 until 2017-18)
Vancouver Canucks, 7 seasons (2006-07 to 2012-13)
Montreal Canadiens, 4 stations (1997-98 to 2000-01)
* Currently as head coach of Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championship in Slovakia.
* He spent 16 years as a head coach in the NHL, where he has trained more than 1,200 regular-season games (1,216) with a career-best career winning percentage of .588 and a record of 648-435-35-98.
* In addition, he has trained in 139 postseason games in the Stanley Cup, including trips to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 with the Vancouver Canucks as Western Conference Champions, and again in 2014 with the New York Rangers as Champions. of the Eastern Conference.
* Their teams have won seven division championships and have made the playoffs 11 times, advancing beyond the first round on eight of those occasions.
* Has produced 100 point seasons for teams in eight of the past 11 full seasons as head coach, including nine seasons of 45 wins and three seasons with 50 wins.
* Won the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year for the 2006-07 season when he led Vancouver to a record of 49-26-7 and 105 points … He has also been a finalist for the award with a total of four times (1999-2000, 2006-07, 2010-11, 2014-15).
* Captured the Presidents' Trophy as regular season champions three times:
2010-11 – Vancouver Canucks (54-19-9, 117 pts)
2011-12 – Vancouver Canucks (51-22-9, 111 pts)
2014-15 – New York Rangers (53-22-7, 113 pts)
* His 648 victories are T-12s of all time in the history of the NHL and sixth among the active coaches in the NHL. He is the best coach of Vancouver Canucks with 313 victories.
* As a player, Vigneault spent four years as a defense at QMJHL with Hull and Trois-Rivieres. He appeared in 42 career games with the St. Louis Blues in parts of two 1981-83 seasons.