Flyers hire Alain Vigneault as coach
The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as head coach, hoping he can help lead them to their first Stanley Cup since 1975.
Vigneault, who turns 58 in May, has coached 16 NHL seasons for the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and New York Rangers. His team made the playoffs 11 times, and he led the Canucks to the Stanley Cup Final in 2011 and the Rangers to the 2014 Cup Final. He was chosen NHL coach of the year in 2006-07 with Vancouver.
Vigneault replaces interim coach Scott Gordon, who took over for Dave Hakstol in December.