NEW YORK, NY (WGR 550) -- The New York Rangers have a new Head Coach. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports the team has hired former Vancouver Canuck’s Coach Alain Vigneault to succeed John Tortorella.
Under Vigneault, the Canucks made it to the 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Final, and also won two Presidents trophies and six Northwest Division titles. He was fired on May 22 after the Canucks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs for the second straight year.
The 52-year-old Vigneault posted a 313-170-57 regular-season record over seven seasons in Vancouver, but only had a 33-32 record in the postseason.
Earlier in the week, the Rangers asked the Buffalo Sabres for permission to interview their former coach, Lindy Ruff. Now that the Rangers have found their man, the Vancouver Canucks and Dallas Stars are the only teams left without a Head Coach.