The Philadelphia Flyers have named Alain Vigneault as the 21st head coach in franchise history and named him a multi-year contract, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher.
"We look forward to Alain Join this franchise and lead our team for many years," said Fletcher. "He brings tremendous success over a long period of time, which will prove valuable to our team to take the next steps to return the winning culture to the Philadelphia Flyers organization."
"It's an honor to be elected the next head coach of the fliers," said Vigneault. "The story they've built and the passionate fan base have made this top-notch franchise, and I'm looking forward to working with Chuck, the talented group of players and prospects who come through the system, to Philadelphia the top of the NHL landscape. "
Notes on Vigneault's career are listed below:
ALAIN VIGNEAULT (Vihn-YOH)
AGE: 57 (5/1
PREVIOUS TEAMS (head coach)
New York Rangers, 5 season (2013-14 to 2017-18)
Vancouver Canucks, 7 seasons (2006-07 to 2012- 13)
Montreal Canadiens, 4 seasons (1997-98 to 2000-01)
* Currently head coach of Team Canada at the IIHF World Championships 2019 in Slovakia.
* As part of 16 years as a head coach in the NHL, where he coached over 1,200 regular season games (1,216) with a career gain percentage of 588 and a record of 648-435-35-98.
* In addition, he has trained 139 Stanley Cup playoff games in his career, including travel to the 2011 Stanley Cup Final with the Vancouver Canucks as Western Conference Champions and 2014 again with the New York Rangers as Eastern Conference Champions.
* His The teams have won seven division championships and made the playoffs eleven times, overtaking the first round in eight of them.
* He has scored 100-point team seasons as head coach in eight of the last eleven full seasons. nine seasons with 45 wins and three seasons with 50 wins.
* He won the Jack Adams Award as NHL Coach of the Year for the 2006-07 season, when he led Vancouver to a 49-26-7 record and a 105 points … Moreover, he was a total of four times finalist for the award (1999-2000, 2006-07, 2010-11, 2014-15).
* He won the Presidents' Trophy as regular season champion three times:
2010-11 – Vancouver Canucks (54-19-9, 117 points)
2011-12 – Van Couver Canucks (51- 22-9, 111 pts.)
2014-15 – New York Rangers (53-22-7, 113 pts)
* His 648 victories are T-12. All time in NHL history and 6th among the active coaches in the NHL. With 313 victories, he is the most time-winning coach of Vancouver Canucks.
* As a player, Vigneault spent four years defending in the QMJHL with Hull and Trois-Rivieres. He appeared in 42 career games with the St. Louis Blues over parts of two seasons from 1981 to 1983.