MAJOR | Legendary Canucks Head Coach formally announces his retirement

Published July 6, 2023 at 8:44
BY COOPER GODIN
     
While speaking with Le Journal de Quebec at a golf tournament recently, former Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault told reporters that he is retired.

"When I signed my contract with the Flyers, I told those around me that it was my last. There is nothing that made me change my mind," Vigneault said.

He added, "I just turned 62 and when my contract ends I will be 63. I think it's time to enjoy life. I had a great career. Hockey has been good for me and my family. At some point, you have to have a little fun and I'm there in my life. I try to work on my golf, even if it doesn't work!"

Vigneault, a native of Quebec City, was behind the bench for seven season in Vancouver between 2006 and 2013, helping them reach the playoffs six time. In 2011, Vigneault led the Canucks to their third Stanley Cup Finals appearance in franchise history, where they ultimately lost to the Bruins in seven games.


Other than the Canucks, Vigneault was a head coach for the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. In 2014, he took the Rangers to the Stanley Cup Final where they lost to the Los Angeles Kings. He currently sits 10th on the NHL's all-time coaching wins list with 722.

Congratulations to Alain Vigneault on a great career and all the best in your retirement!

Source: Le Journal de Quebec
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