The New York Rangers on Tuesday signed coach Alain Vigneault to an extension through the 2019-20 season that would make him the third highest-paid coach in the league. A source told ESPN's Pierre LeBrun that Vigneault's new deal is worth a little more than $4 million per season, which would place him behind only Toronto's Mike Babcock and Chicago's Joel Quenneville among the highest-paid coaches. According to the source, Vigneault will make $4 million next season and in 2018-19, and $4.25 million for the 2019-20 season.The Rangers have not missed the playoffs in Vigneault's three full seasons in New York. This year they have been a dynamic offensive team and are currently holding down the top wild card slot in the Eastern Conference with a 31-17-1 record. With 597 wins, Vigneault ranks 15th on the NHL's all-time coaching win leaderboard. He is sixth among acctive coaches. "I gave it, obviously, a lot of thought, but I feel with the young kids that we're bringing in, whatever you want to call it, the retooling, I believe we can win and can compete in a very tough league," Vigneault told NHL.com. "It was a pretty easy decision as far as you're a coach and you want to have a chance. You've got a first-class organization, so it didn't take me long."
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Rangers Ink Vigneault through 2020
The New York Rangers got there man today. The club made head coach Alain Vigneault the third-highest paid coach in the NHL, just behind Mike Babcock and Joel Quenneville. This, per ESPN's Craig Custance:
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