By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Alain Vigneault as their new head coach. He has agreed to a multi-year deal with the team.
Vigneault replaces Scott Gordon, who served as interim Head Coach after Dave Hakstol was fired on Dec. 17, 2018. He is now the 21st head coach in franchise history.
President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher said. “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.”
The 57-year-old Quebec City, Quebec, Canada native will be coaching his fourth NHL team. He has a 648-435-35 record in 1,216 NHL games as a head coach.
He most recently was the New York Rangers head coach for five seasons. Vigneault guided the team to four playoff appearances in those five seasons.
Besides being the head coach of the Rangers, he also was the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens and the Vancouver Canucks.
“It is an honor to be selected as the next head coach of the Flyers,” said Vigneault. “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.”