Vigneault Finally Gets Extension
After a month of speculation, the will he won't saga has ended.
Mike Gillis has announced that long-time coach Alain Vigneault has been signed to a contract extension.
"Alain has established himself as one of the premiere coaches in the National Hockey League," said Gillis. "He has demonstrated a commitment to winning that has led to back-to-back Presidents' Trophies and we are confident his dedication and hard work will continue to yield positive results. Alain has built a foundation of winning with this franchise and I feel he can continue to build on that foundation to achieve our ultimate goal."
The management staff didn't announce how long the extension would be.
Vigneault has been with the Canucks for six years and in that time he has led the team to a 287-155-50 record and has the highest winning percentage in team history. In his tenure he has guided the team to two President's trophies, five Northwest Division Titles, five 100-point seasons as well as earned a Jack Adams trophy for the league's best coach. Article Added: 2012-05-23
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