Former Vancouver Canucks head coach Alain Vigneault has agreed to a five-year contract worth $10 million to become the New York Rangers’ new head coach, Hockey Central Insider John Shannon has confirmed.
Confirming that Alain Vigneault gets 10 million over 5 years as coach of NYR.Told that was same offer that Dallas had on table for AV.
— John Shannon (@JSportsnet) June 17, 2013
Vigneault was fired by the Canucks on May 22 after seven years as the team’s coach. Prior to that, the 52-year-old spent over three seasons as coach of the Montreal Canadiens.
The Rangers have been searching for a head coach ever since they fired John Tortorella on May 29.