Rangers give Vigneault two-year extension
NEW YORK - The New York Rangers have signed coach Alain Vigneault to a two-year contract extension that runs through the 2019-20 season. The 55-year-old Vigneault was under contract through next season under the fiveyear deal he signed in June 2013. Vigneault said Tuesday that general manager Jeff Gorton initially brought up the topic last summer and talks began about a month ago. Vigneault, who coached his 1,100th game last week, is 175-161-23 in 3 1/2 seasons with the Rangers. He also previously coached with Montreal and Vancouver. Vigneault led New York to the Stanley Cup Final in 2014 in his first season with the team, as well as the Eastern Conference finals in 2015 when he was a finalist for coach of the year.