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SportFlyers name Alain Vigneault head coach

00:30  16 april  2019
00:30  16 april  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Report: Flyers to interview Alain Vigneault for head-coaching job

Report: Flyers to interview Alain Vigneault for head-coaching job One name that hasn’t come up too frequently in the various head coaching searches around the league is veteran bench boss Alain Vigneault. However, he appears to be on the radar for at least one team, as the Flyers have asked for (and been granted) permission from the Rangers to speak to Vigneault, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman. Philadelphia had to seek permission, as Vigneault has one year left on his existing deal with New York and actually will see his pay increase from $4M to $4.25M for the 2019-20 season.

Alain Vigneault (born May 14, 1961) is the current head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers , hired on April 15th, 2019. Vigneault is a Canadian professional ice hockey head coach .

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Philadelphia has a new bench boss.

The Flyers on Monday announced they have hired Alain Vigneault as the team's head coach.

"We are extremely excited to have Alain join this franchise and lead our team behind the bench for many years to come," Flyers president and general manager Chuck Fletcher said in a statement.

"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."

Flyers hire Alain Vigneault as next head coach

Flyers hire Alain Vigneault as next head coach Vigneault was fired as Rangers head coach after the 2017-18 season.

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The Philadelphia Flyers are a professional ice hockey team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League's (NHL) Eastern Conference.

Vigneault replaces Scott Gordon, a former AHL Lehigh Valley Phantoms coach who had filled in on an interim basis for former head coach Dave Hakstol after he was fired in December.

"It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers," Vigneault said. "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."

Vigneault, who turns 58 next month, brings more than a decade of head coaching experience to the table. He served at the helm for the Canadiens from 1997-2001, the Canucks from 2006-13 and, most recently, the Rangers from 2013-18.

He is also serving as head coach for Team Canada at the 2019 IIHF World Championships in Slovakia.

Vigneault has a career win percentage of .588 and a 648-435-35-98 record.

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